Raised from the Ground


By Jose Saramago (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Vintage Classics
ISBN: 9781784871819
Published: 1 Mar 2018
Classifications: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation
Weight: 326g
Dimensions: 159 x 145 x 25 (mm)
Pub. Country: United Kingdom

This deeply personal work, follows the changing fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family – poor, landless peasants not unlike the author’s own grandparents. Saramago charts the lives of the family in Alentjo, southern Portugal, as national and international events rumble on in the background – the coming of the republic in Portugal, the First and Second World Wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar's life. Yet, nothing seriously impinges on the farm labourers' lives until the first stirrings of communism.


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