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- DescriptionThe story of a rustic boyhood, first love and eventual exile from a harsh homeland, by one of the giants of modern Portuguese and European fiction. Miguel Torga's celebrated Tales & More Tales from the Mountain, published by Carcanet in 1995, are set in the remote and barren Tras-os-Montes -- 'over the mountains' -- in rth-east Portugal. There the writer was born among illiterate country people. In The Creation of the World, his most important book, he recreates his childhood and evokes the men and women living there - complex in emotion and thought, elusive and thrifty with words, direct in action, forced by circumstance to deal with matters of love and hate, life and death, without the illusions and expectations that protect most people, even the urban poor. This autobiography, exactly observed, touches and haunts the reader in the ways that myth and epic do.
- Author BiographyMiguel Torga (1907-1995) was imprisoned for his opposition to the Salazar regime. He later rose to an unrivalled position in modern European literature, with fifty published works to his credit, including poetry, fiction, plays, journals, essays and stories. He received several international awards, was twice been nominated for the Nobel Prize, and his work has been translated into most languages. This title is in Carcanet's series From the Portuguese. Review coverage; Portugal Now, Broadsheets and TLS/THES/TES.
- Author(s)Miguel Torga
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication26/10/2000
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Series TitleFrom the Portuguese S.
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCarcanet Press Ltd
- Weight597 g
- Width136 mm
- Height218 mm
- Translated byIvana Carlsen,Patricia Odber
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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