Sao Bernardo
translated by Padma Viswanathan


SKU: 11-4055-161-06-000-Sao-Bernardo Category:


São Bernardo is a masterwork about backcountry life by one of Brazil’s most celebrated novelists, Graciliano Ramos. This gritty, dryly funny book tells the story of Paulo Honório, a field hand who learns to read and write in jail, emerging with the ambition of buying and restoring to greatness the now-decrepit property where he was once a day laborer. Flavored with subtle ironies and rich local idioms, the novel will appeal to anyone who loves a tragicomic story of a striving outsider and self-made man, ruthless and tender in turns.


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