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Jorge Amado : New Critical Essays - Earl E. Fitz

Jorge Amado

New Critical Essays

By: Earl E. Fitz (Editor), Keith Brower (Editor), Enrique Martinez-Vidal (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th May 2001
ISBN: 9780815339328
Number Of Pages: 300

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Jorge Amado is simultaneously one of Brazil's most prolific and widely read novelists and one of its most controversial. This volume seeks to offer his English-speaking audience the same range of critical thinking that surrounds his work in Brazil. The book contains an introduction and chronology to Amado's life, followed by a comprehensive survey of his major works by some of the world's leading Latin American Studies scholars. As the case of Jorge Amado is central to the emergence of Brazilian literature in the 20th-century, the aim of this volume of original essays is to place him in clearer critical perspective for English language readers.

Introduction 1. Religion and Revolution: The Allegorical Subtexts of Capitaes da areia 2. Ambiguity Lost: Jorge Amado's A morte e a morte de Quincas Berro Dagua 3. Stirking a Balance: Amado and the Critics 4. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon: Rewriting the Discourse of the Native 4. Malandro Heaven: Amado's Utopian Vision 5. Bitter Harvest: Violent Oppression in Cacau and Terra do sem fim 6. "Dressing Down" the Warrior Maiden: Plot, Perspective and Gender Ideology in Tereza Batista cansada de guerra 7. the Vox Populi in the Novels of Jorge Amado and John Steinbeck 8. A Character in Spite of Her Author: Dona Flor Liberates Herself from Jorge Amado 9. Jorge Amado and the Classical Tradition" Aristonphanes in Bahia 10. Jorge and Zelia Amado's Long Visit to the Pennsylvania State university in 1971: Surprise and Success 11. The Early Jorge Amado 12. From Lundu and Modinha to Samba de Enredo and MPB: Popular Music and the Fiction of Jorge Amado 13. Questioning Jorge Amado's Fictional Women of Color: Tereza Batista as Herione or Victim 14. O Sumico da Santa (The War of the Saints) : A Postmodern Reconstruction of Racial Dynamics in Contemporary Bahian Society 15. A Postcolonial Reading of a Colonized Malandro 16. Hybridity vs. Pluralism: Culture, Race, and Aesthetics in Jorge Amado 17. The Immanent Imp: Humor in the Later Works of Jorge Amado

ISBN: 9780815339328
ISBN-10: 0815339321
Series: Latin American Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 24th May 2001
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.39  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1