Discovery of America by the Turks The
Paperback $9.95 - Penguin Group USA
Fiction - Published: 24/Oct/2012 - ISBN: 9780143106982
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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