by RAUL BRAND O
Part of the PORTUGUESE LITERATURE SERIES series
The PoorOs Pobres, 1906, by Portuguese author Raul Brando, is a powerful tribute to the underclasses.
Inno- vative thematically and stylistically, the novel consists of loosely connected vignettes on two narrative levels the lives of prostitutes, where the inexorable need for love is transformed into a means for survival and the life of Gebo, a seemingly slovenly man, with neither sentiment nor intelligence.
Instead, as he searches tirelessly for workand loves his daughter and wife with tenderness and constancyhe is revealed as a victim of the economic situation in Portugal.
With prescience, Brando emphasizes the
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 177 pages
- Publisher: CENTRAL BOOKS
- Publication Date: 01/01/0001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781564787644