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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; 1 edition (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143106368
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143106364
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 666,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick." --Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction

"[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado's defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best." --"Shelf Awareness"

"Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick." --Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction

"Raucous . . . Rowdy . . . Outrageous!" --"The New York Times"
"Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick." --Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction
"Part Virginia Woolf, part "Weekend at Bernie's ." . . [An] excellent example of the particular mixture of folkloric elements and high-literary storytelling for which Amado is often paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Hilarious... Deftly constructed... Hugely entertaining... Amado, like Quincas, is a hoaxer who loves to trick his readers.... [His] version of Brazil is seductive." --"The Times Literary Supplement"
"[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado's defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best." --"Shelf Awareness"


"Raucous . . . Rowdy . . . Outrageous!" "The New York Times"
Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick. Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction
Part Virginia Woolf, part "Weekend at Bernie s ." . . [An] excellent example of the particular mixture of folkloric elements and high-literary storytelling for which Amado is often paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "The Wall Street Journal"
"Hilarious... Deftly constructed... Hugely entertaining... Amado, like Quincas, is a hoaxer who loves to trick his readers.... [His] version of Brazil is seductive." "The Times Literary Supplement"
[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado s defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best. "Shelf Awareness"
"

"Raucous . . . Rowdy . . . Outrageous!" The New York Times
Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick. Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction
Part Virginia Woolf, part Weekend at Bernie s . . . [An] excellent example of the particular mixture of folkloric elements and high-literary storytelling for which Amado is often paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Wall Street Journal
"Hilarious... Deftly constructed... Hugely entertaining... Amado, like Quincas, is a hoaxer who loves to trick his readers.... [His] version of Brazil is seductive." The Times Literary Supplement
[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado s defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best. Shelf Awareness
"

"Raucous . . . Rowdy . . . Outrageous!" --The New York Times
"Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick." --Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction
"Part Virginia Woolf, part Weekend at Bernie's . . . [An] excellent example of the particular mixture of folkloric elements and high-literary storytelling for which Amado is often paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez." --The Wall Street Journal
"Hilarious... Deftly constructed... Hugely entertaining... Amado, like Quincas, is a hoaxer who loves to trick his readers.... [His] version of Brazil is seductive." --The Times Literary Supplement
"[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado's defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best." --Shelf Awareness


-Raucous . . . Rowdy . . . Outrageous!- --The New York Times
-Swift, funny, and occasionally even slapstick.- --Rivka Galchen, from the Introduction
-Part Virginia Woolf, part Weekend at Bernie's . . . [An] excellent example of the particular mixture of folkloric elements and high-literary storytelling for which Amado is often paired with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.- --The Wall Street Journal
-Hilarious... Deftly constructed... Hugely entertaining... Amado, like Quincas, is a hoaxer who loves to trick his readers.... [His] version of Brazil is seductive.- --The Times Literary Supplement
-[A] comic masterpiece . . . Darkly hilarious . . . With brilliant sleight of hand and deceptive simplicity, Amado's defiance of death in this frothy, heartfelt tale reveals the Brazilian master at his earthy, big-hearted best.- --Shelf Awareness

About the Author

Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (1912 - 2001) was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work reflects the image of a mestizo Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. A cheerful and optimistic country and at the same time, with deep social and economic differences. He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.


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