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"Lusty . . . strenuous comedy . . . Amado is Brazil's most illustrious and venerable novelist."
—New York Times
Paperback, 696 pages
Published March 28th 2003 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published 1977)
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"Tieta the Wasteland,pastor of goats,or the return of the prodigal daughter,melodramatic serialized in five sensational episodes and poignant epilogue: emotion and suspense!" That's how it announces Tieta of the Wasteland,Jorge Amado novel that,like many of his works,was very successfully adapted for television,in the form of novel,and film.

Tieta is a shepherdess of Sant'ana of Wasteland that,still even very young,is expelled from the city by his own father.In São Paulo,enriches thanks to pros...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
Loved it, I really enjoy reading it as I enjoy anything by Jorge Amado!!!!

"People don't die of love,they live on it."
Actually one of Amado's better works - rollicking and holds your interest throughout. A good place to start with Amado.
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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
Feb 19, 2008 Julia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Sonia Argiolas
È "tanto". Colore, profumo, spezie, cacao.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tieta was a lovely (but very long) story. I highly recommend it - but it's a time investment!
I read this while I was lying by the pool in Cuba...it was great.
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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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