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AMAD Jorge (Amado Jorge)

( Brazilian writer.)

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Biography AMAD Jorge (Amado Jorge)
(1912-2001)
His novels are translated into nearly 50 languages, has repeatedly portrayed, formed the basis of theatrical and radio plays, songs and even comic.
Born August 10, 1912 in IlhцLus (pc. Bahia), the son of small planters. Write started with 14 years. In the early novels Country Carnival (O paiz do carnaval, 1932), the Dead Sea (Mar morto, 1936), Captains of sand (Capites da areia, 1937) described the struggle of workers for their rights. Indicative in this respect, the novel Zhubiaba (Jubiab, . 1935), . hero whose, . childhood homeless beggar -, . is first a thief and gang leader, . then, . passing school class struggle, . is a progressive trade union leader and an exemplary family man,
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An activist of the Communist Party of Brazil, Amadou than once expelled for political activities. In 1946 he was elected to the National Congress, two years later, after the prohibition of the Communist Party, was again sent. Over the next four years toured several countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, met with Pablo Picasso, P. Eluard, P. Neruda, and other prominent figures of culture.

Upon returning to his homeland in 1952, devoted himself entirely literary work, becoming a singer native Bahia, with its exotic tropical and pronounced African origin in culture. His novels are distinguished by an interest in folk traditions and magic ritual, the taste for life with all its joys. Ideological positions in the works give way to actual artistic criteria, operating in line with the purely Hispanic areas, which has been criticized in the name of 'magical realism'. Getting these changes laid the novel Boundless Land (Terras do sem fim, . 1942), . followed by other novels of the same direction - Gabriela, . cinnamon and cloves (Gabriela, . cravo e canela, . 1958), . Pastors of the night (Os pastores da noite, . 1964), . Dona Flor and her two husbands (Dona Flor e seus dois maridos, . 1966), . Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Tenda dos milagres, . 1969), . Tereza Batista, . tired to fight (Teresa Batista, . cansada de guerra, . 1972), . Ambush (Tocaia grande, . 1984) and other,
. In 1951, Amadou was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1984 awarded the Order of the Legion d'Honneur (France).

Died Amado in Salvador (pc. Bahia), 6 August 2001.


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