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Raised from the Ground - José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
Raised from the Ground
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A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century PortugalFirst published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize–winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family—poor landless peasants not unlike Saramago’s own grandparents. Set in... show more
A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century PortugalFirst published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize–winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family—poor landless peasants not unlike Saramago’s own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the novel charts the lives of the Mau Tempos as national and international events rumble on in the background—the coming of the republic in Portugual, the two World Wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar’s life. Yet nothing really impinges on the grim reality of the farm laborers’ lives until the first communist stirrings.Finally available in English, Raised from the Ground is Saramago’s most deeply personal novel, the book in which he found the signature style and voice that distinguishes all of his brilliant work.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151013258 (015101325X)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Raised from the Ground by José Saramago
Look, I like fiction that teaches me about history and deals with social issues, and I don’t mind a bit of stylistic experimentation. But I have my limits. This so-called novel is about 30% story, 10% flights of fancy and 60% unsourced treatise on labor relations in 20th century Portugal. Several ge...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
5.0 Una terra chiamata Alentejo
Caro José,mi sono trasformata in una formica, come quella che alza la testa al modo dei cani e guarda, dal basso verso l’alto, ciò di cui sono capaci certi esseri umani. Così ho assistito alla vita e alla morte in questa dura terra dell’Alentejo. Terra dura così come dura è la vita dei suoi poveri b...
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