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The Discovery of America by the Turks

(2012)
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Along with The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray, two masterworks by the greatest Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century, published for the centennial of his birth

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 of 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 immigrants - '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.

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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Discovery of America by the Turks (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Jorge Amado
ISBN: 0-14-310698-8 / 978-0-14-310698-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Discovery of America by the Turks (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Jorge Amado
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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