One day, Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Osamu Dazai met at a coffee shop.
“It’s been a while, Mr. Dazai,” Akutagawa said.
“Yes, it has. We’ve both been so busy that we haven’t been able to see each other,” Dazai replied.
They sat in silence for a while, but then Akutagawa spoke up.
“What kind of books have you been reading lately?” he asked.
“I’ve been reading ‘Blindness’ by Jose Saramago. It’s a very interesting novel,” Dazai answered.
“That sounds interesting. Maybe I’ll have to read it too,” Akutagawa said.
“I highly recommend it. I think you’ll be impressed by the novel,” Dazai said.
Following Dazai’s recommendation, Akutagawa picked up ‘Blindness’ that day and read it. The next day, he met with Dazai again.
“Mr. Dazai, I read ‘Blindness’ like you recommended, and it was a fantastic novel. I was moved by it,” Akutagawa said.
“Really? I was also deeply impressed by that novel. Jose Saramago is truly a great writer,” Dazai replied.
From then on, they continued to talk about literature and stimulate each other. They became important friends who had a deep exchange with each other.
I canont find a book, Blindness’ by Jose Saramago.