Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Paperback (19 Nov 2013) | English

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Synopsis

"Essential...A novel that resounds with relevance for our own time." —New York Times Book ReviewFirst 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. 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 works.

Book information

ISBN: 9780544102736
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Mariner Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 454g
Height: 203mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 24mm