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Finally available to an English audience, José Saramago’s iconic saga Raised From The Ground comes to readers from esteemed acclaim in its home country Portugal. Following the Mau Tempo family, peasant laborers of Alentejo, a southern agricultural province, readers see the up close look at the daily lives and struggle against the backdrop of the developing course of international events. Two World Wars, political regimes, and global progression percolate around the rural lives of the family as Saramago poetically illustrates how macro level history seeps into the daily lives of the people who live through it.
“With parables sustained by imagination, compassion, and irony, José Saramago continually enables us once again to apprehend an illusory reality.” — Nobel Prize committee

Finally available to an English audience, José Saramago’s iconic saga Raised From The Ground comes to readers from esteemed acclaim in its home country Portugal. Following the Mau Tempo family, peasant laborers of Alentejo, a southern agricultural province, readers see the up close look at the daily lives and struggle against the backdrop of the developing course of international events. Two World Wars, political regimes, and global progression percolate around the rural lives of the family as Saramago poetically illustrates how macro level history seeps into the daily lives of the people who live through it.

“With parables sustained by imagination, compassion, and irony, José Saramago continually enables us once again to apprehend an illusory reality.” — Nobel Prize committee

  • 4 December 2012