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Tieta (The Americas)

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Jorge Amado. Tieta. New York: Knopf, 1979. First American edition, first printing. Octavo. 671 pages. Publisher's binding and dust jacket.
Hardcover, First American Edition, 671 pages
Published 1979 by New York: Knopf (first published 1977)
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Barri Brown Not industrial at all. Not much going on there so I don't know how tourist it is ... I was there about 10 years ago. Scenic, and HOT! but tiny.

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Sonia M
Apr 26, 2016 Sonia M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
Πολιτικό σχόλιο και αισθησιασμός, οι δύο άξονες στα ώριμα έργα του Χόρχε Αμάντο.
Το πρώτο πετυχαίνει απόλυτα το σκοπό του και μας κάνει να αναρωτιόμαστε τι εστί οικονομική ανάπτυξη. Το Αγκρέστε, ένα παραδεισένιο παραλιακό χωριό της Βραζιλίας, κινδυνεύει από τη μόλυνση των εργοστασίων που στήνουν εκεί διάφοροι επενδυτές. Οι κάτοικοι μοιράζονται σ'αυτούς που βλέπουν μια λαμπρή ευκαιρία να γεμίσουν τις τσέπες τους και σ'εκείνους που αντιδρούν με μπροστάρισσα την Τιέτα, την "άσωτη θυγατέρα", μια γυν
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Joana
May 03, 2013 Joana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite, 2013
Palavras para quê? Quem lê Jorge Amado sente-se para sempre roubado da capacidade de escrever, tal é o assombro com que nos deixa. A história de Tieta não é desconhecida para o leitor português, talvez tenha mais detalhes de perversidade a pontuar a narrativa do que a novela que passava na tv. Ainda assim, uma surpresa, página após página não há como não beber as palavras que contam a história da pastora de cabras.
A inevitável comparação à novela faz com que nos sintamos acompanhados de velhos a
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Luís Blue Yorkie
Nov 29, 2015 Luís Blue Yorkie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brazil, on-my-own, 2014
Adapted for film and TV, Tieta do Agreste is one of the most popular books of Jorge Amado. Written between 1976 and 1977, along with Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, it is part of the free phase of leftist orthodoxy of the Bahian author. Even without the propagandist appeal, however, Jorge Amado does not lose its keen eye on the tupiniquins dichotomy policies.
Among the many possible interpretations, Tieta do Agreste is a story about redemption. The former pastor o
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Kezia
May 29, 2015 Kezia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, politics, own
Amado is one of the New World's greatest writers, and deserves to be in the "classic literature" category, although Tieta is not one of his best books.

Dona Antonieta Esteves Cantarelli, aka Tieta, the prodigal daughter, returns to her provincial hometown as a wealthy woman to find that not much has changed - neither the tropical beaches, nor the backwoods chauvinism, nor her mercenary family. In a parallel plot, the idealistic young city manager and de facto mayor works to bring a profitable in
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Ollie
Oct 29, 2012 Ollie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tieta, como a maioria dos romances de Jorge Amado, é perfeita para o formato de novelas da televisão brasileira. Fez sucesso nos anos 90 quando Aguinaldo Silva lhe adaptou para a Rede Globo, embora fosse um pouquinho diferente do livro: no original, Perpétua não é inimiga de Tieta - somente lhe agride quando descobre que a irmã tinha um caso com o próprio sobrinho. Também não existe a mulher de branco e várias outras estórias que apareceram na novela.

Eu gosto da maneira que Jorge Amado envolve o
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José
Jun 28, 2008 José rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eu vi a novela e gostei, no tempo em que era giro ver novelas. Gostei mas prefiri a novela, no entanto era novo e estúpido.
Janine
Jul 29, 2012 Janine rated it it was amazing
Loved it, I really enjoy reading it as I enjoy anything by Jorge Amado!!!!

"People don't die of love,they live on it."
Martin
Jan 23, 2008 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually one of Amado's better works - rollicking and holds your interest throughout. A good place to start with Amado.
Katsumi
Jan 18, 2011 Katsumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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possibly the gender politics are of the place and time, but I am of neither, and i did not enjoy this novel as much as his others. tieta is indeed a strong female, but her story is enabled by men who are older and powerful, her story and that of other women start from their physical attributes in a way never important of the men. she is a twisted version of a prodigal returned. not defined, as none of the women are, except sexually available/attractive/desired/desiring etc. she is that male fant ...more
Martha
May 30, 2015 Martha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Tieta e Dona Milu são as melhores pessoas.
Tradição x progresso, aparências x realidade. Tieta sai de Santana do Agreste com bordoada e retorna Santa. O que o dinheiro não faz... Perpétua aquele poço de azedume, beata enlouquecida e insuportável sem um pingo de compaixão, mas ainda assim preocupada com o futuro dos filhos. Tieta é generosa, conselheira e amiga sincera, até onde dá e não apavorará muito. O livro trata todo o tempo nesta multiplicidade de "gentes" dentro de cada um. Ah, mas Tieta..
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Julia
Feb 19, 2008 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Novela que construye todo una tragedia y un universo en un solo pueblo de Brasil, Tieta de Agreste es a la vez altamente relavante para nuestros tiempos. Se trata de la hija pródiga de un pueblo remoto que un día regresa para cambiar siempre la vida de la ciudad, trayendo riqueza, electricidad, la sombra del capitalismo rapaz y contaminante y una contaminación también de la tradicional armonía del pueblo. Novela de pasión.

Tieta of Agreste develops, in one town in Brazil, a tragedy and a univers
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Kelly
Feb 04, 2015 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th Amado book I have read. The first was Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, which in my opinion has been the best. This book is good, entertaining, and an enjoyable read, but not as interesting as Dona Flor. I will probably continue to read Amado as I feel he is a great writer.
Misterc
Jan 20, 2015 Misterc rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
la ragazzina che torna potente al pesello d'origine , ma in un paese magico
Paola
Apr 24, 2014 Paola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um dos melhores livro que já li. Jorge Amado sabe como envolver o leitor e fazer com ele se sinta parte do universo mágico criado por ele. Recomendo demais a leitura.
Jackie Brown
Feb 09, 2016 Jackie Brown rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Por incrível que pareça, livro ruim, novela boa.
Markus Sakoschek
Jan 09, 2016 Markus Sakoschek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fictions
One of the best books I can remember
Cornelia
Nov 10, 2011 Cornelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eine schöne Geschichte, die mich das brasilianische Leben spüren ließ.
Ein liebevoller Umgang des Autors mit seiner Heimat.
Mit viel Respeckt für den kleinen Mann.
Sehr Gesellschaftskritisch.
Er verleiht Frauen in seinen Geschichten Würde.
Kelley
May 28, 2008 Kelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining read for a "penny novel" (Amado's words). Missing something that would make it an equal of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, but I'd recommend it for someone who wants to laugh a bit.
Kapi
Sep 07, 2007 Kapi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book celebrates life with no inhibitions, embracing the rough and ugly parts that make us all human. It's a skillful author that makes you love a prostitute who seduces her own nephew.
Ana Silva Rosa
Prose style: 3
Plot: 3
Depth of characters: 4
Originality: 2
Entertaining: 3
Emotional Reaction: 3
Intellectual Stimulation: 2
Lauren
Jul 27, 2010 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tieta was a lovely (but very long) story. I highly recommend it - but it's a time investment!
Bill
Dec 24, 2008 Bill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, lit-fiction
I read this while I was lying by the pool in Cuba...it was great.
Sonia Argiolas
È "tanto". Colore, profumo, spezie, cacao.
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Jorge Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his extensive work having been translated into some 30 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and her Two Husbands, (in Portuguese, Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work dealt largely with the poor urban black and mulatto communities of Bahia.
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