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RAISED FROM THE GROUND: A NOVEL - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Saramago, Jose (Translated by Margaret Jull Costa)

Published by New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012
ISBN 10: 015101325X / ISBN 13: 9780151013258
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Title: RAISED FROM THE GROUND: A NOVEL - Scarce ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

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Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 365 pages. Published in 2012. The author's fourteenth novel to be translated into English, published posthumously. Jose Saramago's breakthrough novel, it immediately precedes "Baltasar And Blimunda" (1982), and is now finally available in translation thirty-two years later. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jose Saramago's "Levantado do Chao" in a felicitous English translation. His most autobiographical (and stylistically, most realistic) novel. "A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century Portugal. Saramago's most deeply personal novel" (Publisher's blurb). "Saramago will be a permanent part of the Western canon. In all of his wonderful meditations upon the ruefulness of life, there is always a spirit of laughter beckoning us in the art of somehow going on. His achievement is one of the enlargements of life" (Harold Bloom). That is to say, more than any other great European writer of our time, he makes us laugh at his pain, and in this book, the pain is depicted in all its rawness and without sentimentality. "Arguably the greatest writer of our time. He throws a dazzling flash of lightning on his subjects" (The Chicago Tribune). Saramago was an anomaly who came out of nowhere, seemingly born a genius. Every single page of every single book he has ever written makes the reader feel that he or she is in the hands of an unsurpassable Master. A "must-have" title for Jose Saramago collectors. This title is a modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are remainder-marked or have major flaws. A scarce copy thus. Regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the two greatest novelists of our time (the other being Philip Roth), Jose Saramago will be read as probably the greatest European novelist of the last fifty years. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSE SARAMAGO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 015101325X. Bookseller Inventory # 18046

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Synopsis: A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century Portugal

First 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.

Finally available in English, 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 work.


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.

MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.

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