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Barren Lives (Paperback): Graciliano Ramos
Barren Lives (Paperback): Graciliano Ramos

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Barren Lives (Paperback)

Graciliano Ramos; Translated by Ralph Edward Dimmick; Illustrated by Charles Umlauf

Series: Texas Pan American Series

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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.

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Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Texas Pan American Series
Release date: June 1965
First published: 1971
Authors: Graciliano Ramos
Translators: Ralph Edward Dimmick
Illustrators: Charles Umlauf
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 165
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-70133-5
Barcode: 9780292701335
Languages: English
Subtitles: Portuguese
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Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
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LSN: 0-292-70133-0

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