Raised from the Ground

By Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544102736, 384pp.)

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the December 2012 Indie Next List
“Published in Portugal in 1980 and just now appearing in English, Saramago's third novel was worth the wait. A pivotal book in the late Nobel laureate's development, this tale marks the debut of Saramago's inimitable literary voice: digressive, ironic, humorous, and graceful, but impatient with 'lyrical tosh,' it features a narrator who speaks as 'we' and embraces all of humanity in a drama of good versus evil. Scathing about the abuse of the poor by the rich and powerful, Saramago's story is nonetheless written from a deep faith in the pure-heartedness and resilience of the human spirit, showing how even the most down-trodden will eventually rise up.”
-- Laurie Greer, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC


Description

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history.




About the Author

JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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