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Barren Lives

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  • ISBN-13: 9780292701335
  • ISBN: 0292701330
  • Publication Date: 1965
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Ramos, Graciliano, Dimmick, Ralph Edward, Umlauf, Charles

SUMMARY

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.Ramos, Graciliano is the author of 'Barren Lives', published 1965 under ISBN 9780292701335 and ISBN 0292701330.

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