The Discovery of America by the Turks

  • Title: The Discovery of America by the Turks
  • Author: Jorge Amado Gregory Rabassa José Saramago
  • ISBN: 9780143106982
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Discovery of America by the Turks Raduan Murad and Jamil Bichara are Arab immigrants Turks as the Brazilians call them who arrive in Bahia upon the same ship in The novel describes the Brazilianization of the two men as they acc
    Raduan Murad and Jamil Bichara are Arab immigrants Turks, as the Brazilians call them who arrive in Bahia upon the same ship in 1903 The novel describes the Brazilianization of the two men as they acclimate to life in the cacao region of Southern Bahia a pioneering, Wild West landscape inhabited by gunslingers, plantation owners, and merchants.

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    About Jorge Amado Gregory Rabassa José Saramago


    1. Jorge Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school He was the best known of modern Brazilian writers, his extensive work having been translated into some 30 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and her Two Husbands, in Portuguese, Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in 1978 His work dealt largely with the poor urban black and mulatto communities of Bahia Jorge Leal Amado de Faria Itabuna, 10 de agosto de 1912 Salvador, 6 de agosto de 2001 foi um dos mais famosos e traduzidos escritores brasileiros de todos os tempos Integrou os quadros da intelectualidade comunista brasileira desde o final da primeira metade do s culo XX ideologia presente em v rias obras, como a retrata o dos moradores do trapiche baiano em Capit es da Areia, de 1937.Jorge o autor mais adaptado do cinema, do teatro e da televis o Verdadeiros sucessos como Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos, Tenda dos Milagres, Tieta do Agreste, Gabriela, Cravo e Canela e Tereza Batista Cansada de Guerra foram cria es suas A obra liter ria de Jorge Amado 49 livros, ao todo tamb m j foi tema de escolas de samba por todo o Pa s Seus livros foram traduzidos em 80 pa ses, em 49 idiomas, bem como em braille e em fitas gravadas para cegos.Jorge foi superado, em n mero de vendas, apenas por Paulo Coelho Mas em seu estilo o romance ficcional , n o h paralelo no Brasil Em 1994, a sua obra foi reconhecida com o Pr mio Cam es.


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    1. orHow the Arab Jamil Bichara,Tamer of Forests,On a Visit to the City of Itabuna,Seeking Nourishmentfor his Body,Was There OfferedFortune and Marriage;Or Yet Againthe Nuptials of Adma P G Wodehouse meets William Shakespeare ("The Taming of the Shrew") meets the lush, irreverent tropics in this short novel written to mark the 500anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. This is my first read by Amado, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the social issues wrapped up in a la [...]

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    2. This little bagatelle by Jorge Amado was to have been part of a series of original stories published for the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Well, nothing turned out as planned. The Quincentenary itself turned out to be something of a bust, as Columbus is seen (except by the Italians) as something of a despoiler, and, besides, didn't a Viking named Leif Erickson beat him to it by another 500 years? And to top it all off, the publisher cancelled the series, [...]

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    3. El desparpajo de Jorge Amado es legendario; ante una muy seria petición de escribir un libro conmemorativo del descubrimiento de América, bajo un contrato pagado, decide escribir "De cómo los turcos descubrieron América", muy lejano de las travesías de Cristóbal Colón y el choque de dos mundos, de dos culturas y todo lo que ya conocemos. Un libro entretenido, muy a lo Amado, con enredos amorosos y picardías a granel. Si le quité las 5 estrellas (de mis lecturas anteriores) es por su com [...]

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    4. Fabuloso!! Machismo turco brasileño divertidísimo.

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    5. ''Откриването на Америка от турците'' е последната творба на бразилския писател Жоржи Амаду. Може да се каже, че това е една от тези книжки, които се четат докато чакаш автобуса или се возиш в трамвая; и това ще е донякъде правилно. Това ''романче'', както сам авторът го нарича за [...]

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    6. 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 perspect [...]

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    7. Un relato divertido en el contexto de la inmigración árabe (generalizada en inmigración turca) a Brasil a principios del Siglo XX. Enmarcado en la búsqueda de fortuna a través del cacao, el comercio y, por supuesto; la inmersión de estos personajes en las costumbres nada aburridas ni despreciables de la época para hombres de "bien". Un ritmo tremendo y en definitiva entretenido. Entusiasmada por leer más de Jorge Amado---------------------------------------------------------------------- [...]

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    8. 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 [...]

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    9. Ok, I get that historical fiction is supposed to take into account the gender stereotypes and attitudes of the time the story is set in. That said, the men in this story are awful. I'm sure the men who actually settled Brazil were also awful, and it is instructive every so often to be reminded of how men used to think about and deal with women. After all, many men still harbor similar attitudes and try to apply similar standards to their relations with women now. The story in this novella is abo [...]

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    10. Again I find myself frustrated by the lack of a half-star option on . , if you read the reviews on your app, I beseech you, give us a half-star option.This is the second Amado book I've read. It was quite a surprise in how different this one was to The Violent Land. It starts out a bit confusing and jumbled but it ends quite well. It's a bawdy, raucous tale. Amado notes towards the end that God is a Brazilian. If man was created in the image of God the Brazilian then this book captures perfectly [...]

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    11. A Descoberta da América Pelos TurcosTô querendo ler mais coisa em português, então achei esse livrinho perdido aqui em uma estante em boa hora.O Jorge Amado escreve muito bem e a historinha até que prende. Não tenho muito mais o que dizer, o livro é muito pequenininho (128 páginas e letras enormes). Não recomendo a leitura porque não é grandes coisas, as mais famosas devem ser melhores.Fim.

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    12. 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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    13. I liked how the characters are linked, and the stories are fun to read. It has the feel of sitting with old people in a village corner and hear them gossip about the life of this and that. Reads smoothly and entertains.

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    14. Forse non il suo migliore, ma in questo caso mi assumo metà della colpa. Ho amato moltissimo Dona Flor e i Suoi Due Mariti, e quindi ho altissime aspettative per tutto ciò che ha scritto. Dall'altra, questo libriccino l'ho trovato noioso e non applicandomi posso non averlo capito fino in fondo.

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    15. THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY THE TURKS. (1994; Eng. Trans. 2012). Jorge Amado. ****. This novella was intended to be a commissioned work by Amado that would appear in a collection with three other writers and given free to travellers to and from Italy. Amado accepted the commission, but the deal fell through. Fortunately, he kept the rights for translation into several other languages and was able to make some money after all. In his introduction to the story, he makes the comment that most of th [...]

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    16. Continuing my tradition of devouring the back catalogue of my favourite authors as much as possible, mostly because they seem to already have died by the time I come to them, I got The Discovery of America by the Turks by Jorge Amado, translated by Gergory Rabassa. A Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew, I couldn’t decide in the end how much I liked this. The foreward by probably my favourite author, Jose Saramago, complimented the book and Amado’s ability to wonderfully paint the multi [...]

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    17. originally commissioned as part of a project to celebrate the fifth centennial of america's discovery, the discovery of america by the turks (a descoberta da américa pelos turcos) was to be one of three stories (the others penned by norman mailer and carlos fuentes) included in a book set for wide distribution by various airlines. while the project ultimately never came to fruition, amado later published the novella as a stand-alone work in 1994. translated into english for the first time this [...]

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    18. 3.5 stars : One of Brazil's (and arguably the world's) great story tellers, Amado wrote this short novella as a give-away for a celebration. It has the wit, charm and humor of his other works, but it doesn't measure up to his best works, such as Gabriela or Dona Flor. If you're not familiar with his work, best to read either of those first to savor the full bouquet of his incomparable art. Chances are you'll be hooked.

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    19. excellently written. muy pero que muy bien escrito. tanto que lo leí completo a pesar de las arcadas que me provocaba el uso de la violencia machista, del sexismo misógino, como hilo conductor humoroso. una mujer amargada "se cura" a base de palos y rabo. ja ja ja. read it through despite the fact that mysogyny and violence against women are the main subject. it matters little if the author shares his base characters' way of thinking. it is not funny.

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    20. What a great book! Despite it's alarmingly small size, it packs in a lot of story : great characters, funny and sad all at the same time. I read it in one day, giggling as I read, loving the characters and wanting more.

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    21. Los turcos, término que engloba no sólo a los turcos sino a todos los habitantes del antiguo imperio otomano, como libaneses, sirios, etc. han descubierto el Brasil como destino migratorio. Adma se casará con la más fea del pueblo y será feliz gracias al pitisú de su mujer.

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    22. It favors style and romanticism over dramatic depth, but "The Discovery of America by the Turks" is still a raunchy but light-hearted and entertaining farce, and provides a touch of culture and lyricism as well.

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    23. A light-hearted story with the usual cast of Amado characters, though not as entertaining or insightful as his other novels.

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    24. Una divertida obra sobre la inmigración árabe al Brasil y de cómo este emprendedor y valiente pueblo se integró a la cultura latinoamericana como pocos. Me encantó.

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    25. Great book, funny, intriguing and insightful!

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    26. Жоржи Амаду не се свени да говори за нещата с истинските им имена - курвите за курви, вулвите са вулви, а това да не ти става е най-големият мъжки проблем.Още>> knigozavar/?p=28

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