Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

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Author: Jose Saramago

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 400


Published for the first time in English, this deeply autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning writer Jose Saramago tells the powerful story of the Mau-Tempo family. 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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Author: Jose Saramago

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 400


Published for the first time in English, this deeply autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning writer Jose Saramago tells the powerful story of the Mau-Tempo family. 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.