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Publisher Comments:

A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces them to move on, homeless wanderers again. Yet, like the desert plants that defeat all rigors of wind and weather, the family maintains its will to survive in the harsh and solitary land. Intimately acquainted with the region of which he writes and keenly appreciative of the character of its inhabitants, into whose minds he has penetrated as few before him, Graciliano Ramos depicts them in a style whose austerity well becomes the spareness of the subject, creating a gallery of figures that rank as classic in contemporary Brazilian literature.

Synopsis:

A vivid chronicle of the solitary life of a peasant family in a harsh and unforgiving land, austerely told by a classic Brazilian writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292701335
Translator:
Dimmick, Ralph E.
Author:
Umlauf, Charles
Translator:
Dimmick, Ralph E.
Author:
Ramos, Graciliano
Author:
Umlauf, Charles
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Peasantry
Subject:
Droughts
Subject:
Frame-stories.
Subject:
Brazil, Northeast
Subject:
Fabiano
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Texas Pan American series
Series Volume:
97-206217
Publication Date:
19710131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.95x5.98x.50 in. .58 lbs.

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