Title: Tent Of Miracles
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1971. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby. 382 pages. August 1971. hardcover. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 039444826x. keywords: Literature Translated Brazil Latin America. inventory # 33668. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Bahia - home of Dona Flor and Gabriela, land of heroic talkers, daring doers, Lucullan cooks, inexhaustible lovers, beautiful black women, beautiful white women, and mulatas exquisite beyond the praise of poets-is at its most gloriously Bahian, as Jorge Amado plies us with love, food, voodoo, wit and wonder, surrounds us with a cast of hundreds. (INCLUDING: fiery Black Dorotéia, who has the heart of a turtledove; indomitable Major Damião de Souza; Fausto Pena, unrequited lover and poetl; Ana Mercedes, undulating reportress in mini-skirt and mini-blouse; capoeira artists, policemen, professors, drunks, whores, directors of tourism, devotees of African gods, members of the Society of Medical Writers). and introduces us to his richest creation. Behold him! The late, lovable-roguish Pedro Archanjo, street-corner Socrates, passionate anthropologist, candomblé practitioner, acknowledged dean of the living university of Bahia’s demimonde and author of the momentous works in defense of miscegenation whose ‘discovery’ by James D. Levenson (great gringo scholar, lover, and Nobel Prize winner) has plunged Bahia into the fantastic intrigue and carnival of the Archanjo Centennial Celebration. As the celebrants pour forth from every street and house, as all doors fly open unlocking the secret life of Bahia, the novel moves back into the misty past (especially into the Tent of Miracles, once the living heart of Salvador, presided over by Lidio Corró, miracle painter, vendor of voodoo and vaudeville, tooth-yanker, impresario of the magic lantern) and forward into the intoxicating present, in search of the true Pedro Archanjo. Savant? Seducer? Riffraff? Redeemer? Like DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS, like GABRIELA, CLOVE AND CINNAMON, this new novel by Brazil’s most famous and beloved writer embraces the reader. in its generous, ebullient vision of earth and man. Bookseller Inventory # 33668
Synopsis: The story of Pedro Archanjo, mestizo, self-taught ethnologist, apostle of miscegenation, labourer, cult priest and bon vivant... Born in Brazil in 1912, Jorge Amado is one of Latin America's most celebrated writers. His many works include "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" and "Clove and Cinnamon".
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