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  • The Discovery of America by the Turks
  • Jorge Amado
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • 9780143106982

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Jorge Amado è 6 Read & Download Free download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jorge Amado The Discovery of America by the Turks Free read  PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Published here for the first time in English in a brilliant translation by the peerless Gregory Rabassa The Discovery of America by the Turks is a whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming o. Saramago introduces Amado as the voice and spirit of Brazil yet another major world author all but unknown in the US Given that I was delighted to find this little novella in an airport bookstore at LaGuardia what with delays it just about covered the flight to Dulles The story takes place within a community of recent Arab immigrants mislabeled as Turks by Brazilians creating new economic and social lives around Brasilia around the turn of the 20th century From a sociological perspective this is hardly a thick description one doesn t learn all that much about the cultural s of these folk The provocative title seems to promise a complex reflection on globalization and colonial histories There s some of that it was originally composed as a contrarian entry for a grand literary tribute to the uincentennial of Columbus However the work is mostly a sweetly vulgar adaptation of Taming of the Shrew Stylistically however Amado has a touch of Rabelais than the Bard and it is the bawdy fruition of unlikely romance that makes this a satisfying read Hard to think of a writer in English who can be crass and tender this well Also notable is an afterward in which Amado s wife explains how she rescued the entire manuscript from the trashbin many years earlier Amado had written it as one chapter of a longer novel and rejected it for being way too long Thank god for attentive literary spouses I Medici. Una famiglia al potere (eNewton Saggistica) unknown in the US Given that I was delighted to find this little novella in an airport bookstore at LaGuardia what with delays it just about covered the flight to Dulles The story takes place within a community of recent Arab immigrants mislabeled as Turks by Brazilians creating new economic and social lives around Brasilia around the turn of the 20th century From a sociological perspective this is hardly a thick description one doesn t learn all that much about the cultural s of these folk The provocative title seems to promise a complex reflection on globalization and colonial histories There s some of that it was originally composed as a contrarian entry for a grand literary tribute to the Delinuents and Debutantes Twentieth Century American Girls' Cultures uincentennial of Columbus However the work is mostly a sweetly vulgar adaptation of Taming of the Shrew Stylistically however Amado has a touch of Rabelais than the Bard and it is the bawdy fruition of Russia 1904 1924 The Revolutionary Years A History in Documentary Photographs unlikely romance that makes this a satisfying read Hard to think of a writer in English who can be crass and tender this well Also notable is an afterward in which Amado s wife explains how she rescued the entire manuscript from the trashbin many years earlier Amado had written it as one chapter of a longer novel and rejected it for being way too long Thank god for attentive literary spouses

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Jorge Amado è 6 Read & Download Free download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jorge Amado The Discovery of America by the Turks Free read  PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Migrants “Turks” as Brazilians call them who arrive in the rough Brazilian frontier in 1903 and become involved in a merchant’s farcical attempt to marry off his shrew of a daughter. This brief light and bemusing tale invites the reader like a long breezy evening over drinks in comfortably cushioned club chairs listened to a smooth voice recounting adventures out of the past youth The connection to the 500th anniversary of Columbus voyage which spurred the work is non existent but doesn t lessen the story at all

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Jorge Amado è 6 Read & Download Free download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jorge Amado The Discovery of America by the Turks Free read  PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB F the Shrew that will remind readers why Jorge Amado is to Portuguese American literature what Jorge Luis Borges is to Spanish American literature It follows the adventures of two Arab im. Bottom Line first Jorge Amado s The Discovery of America by the Turks reads as an earthier and briefer variation of Cannery Row by Steinbeck John 1993 Mass Market PaperbackAmado writes well of people living at the edges of society pious in their own way and much given to the pleasures of the flesh The result is not explicit or obscene but it is not a good choice for the pre teen set and may be offensive to any number of people on religious grounds references to drinking and the regular access to ladies of pleasures The point of view is vary male but the women have their own appetites and areas of authority The tone is comedic but not laugh out loud funny Recommendation I enjoyed The Discovery of America by Turks I am not sure that it has traveled well in time but the writing is engagingAccording to the Introduction Amado had be approached to write a story just long enough to entertain a person flying from Europe to the America s as part of the 500 year Anniversary of the European Discovery of America The original scheme was never executed but Amado took up and abandoned sub plot from a larger novel and so became The Discover of America by the TurksThe Turks in uestion are the young Jamil Bichara and the older Raduan Murad They arrive in Brazil in 1903 having stated from widely different parts of what was the still known as the Turkish Empire Hence they are known to us as Turks The younger man is a dedicated working man with goals of becoming an independent business owner The older is a gambling man famous for among other things inventing a respected and successful method of cheatingThat they are both single and much given to the flesh pot of their remote villages are important plot points This being a very short book less than 100 pages any details edges into plot spoilersTheirs is a world were visits to the local brothel and social euality between these ladies and even men of some social standing is the norm The most basic societal rule about sex is that wives are for the making of children and the brothels are for men to express their lustsAgain without being too specific the entire attitude towards women is not likely to endear this book to many 2017 readersAccept that this is a comedic view into a world remote in time 1910 or thereabouts and space remoter parts of Brazil Accept that these people are here for light amusement and not moral example and except that well a few thing and you can expect to read a naughty well written novella If it helps any Amado has a much repeated view of how women are tamed Unspoken is the ironic fact that similar approaches can be used to control the men of The Discovery of America by the Turks