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The Resource The Discovery of America by the Turks

The Discovery of America by the Turks

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The Discovery of America by the Turks
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The Discovery of America by the Turks
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Jorge Amado ; foreword by Jose Saramago ; Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa
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eng
Summary
A Penguin Classic 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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10145940
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DLC
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1912-2001
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Jorge Amado
Dewey number
869.341
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Rabassa, Gregory
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Fiction / Hispanic & Latino
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adult
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The Discovery of America by the Turks
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ODILO:034300004090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781101603574
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optical disk
Label
The Discovery of America by the Turks
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101603574
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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