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Tieta

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  792 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
"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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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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Joana
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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Sonia M
Sep 16, 2015 rated it liked it
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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Luís C.
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twenty-five years after being driven out by his father for having known too early taste of men, Tieta, rich woman, sensual and influential of São Paulo, returns to the village ... with it the promise of better days for all ...
Behind this apparent respectability who quickly made her the muse of the village, yet hides a brothel madam who, every night, his nephew astray 17 years promised in the seminar ...
High personages of color ...
A funny story, interspersed with the author of interventions, wher
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Kezia
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 05, 2012 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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Martin Bihl
Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Actually one of Amado's better works - rollicking and holds your interest throughout. A good place to start with Amado.
Janine
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, I really enjoy reading it as I enjoy anything by Jorge Amado!!!!

"People don't die of love,they live on it."
José
Jun 28, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
Trudy
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es una novela larga, de más de 700 páginas, pero aún así, maravillosa. El estilo es sumamente visual, yo diría que cinemático. La historia es divertida y dramática, muy humana. Tiesta es un gran personaje: una rebelde algo "jodida" de carácter pero con corazón de oro con quien la lectora o lector puede conectar desde un principio. Mi crítica principal es que es un poco muy larga para la historia, aunque nunca aburrida y que el autor, Jorge Amado, estaba algo desconectado con la subjetividad feme ...more
Katsumi
May 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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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
John
Feb 11, 2017 added it
This book was a present from a Portuguese friend. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative, and the interruptions from the author, but the ending was a bit lame.
Julia
Feb 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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Andrea C
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Musím priznať, že som od tejto knihy veľa nečakala....bola som však milo prekvapená. Návrat Tiety, ktorú oslavujú ako svätú, len preto, že prispieva dookola všetkým vypočítavcom, hoci je v skutočnosti bordel mama, je ako návrat márnotratnej dcéry. Páčilo sa mi, ako autor na postavách v tomto diele ukázal, že každý ma nejaké to tajomstvo a každý je do istej miery pokrytec. Sám autor vstupuje niekoľkokrát do diela, aby kde tu objasnil prípadné nejasnosti, ale aj aby čitateľovi prerušil príbeh a tr ...more
Martha
May 17, 2015 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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Loscrittorucolo
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un altro bel romanzo di Amado. Per me non al livello di Dona Flor, o di Gabriella, ma comunque una storia divertente e solare, ricca di gioia e umanità, e di sesso, come di solito i libri di Amado. O più che di sesso, di sensualità. Calda e solare come il suo Brasile. Con l'aggiunta di un po' di politica, o più che politica dei maneggi un po' squallidi e molto umani di noi mortali. Scrittore che gronda umanità, Amado. Consigliato.
Kelly
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
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.
Cornelia
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
Bill
Dec 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, lit-fiction
I read this while I was lying by the pool in Cuba...it was great.
Laura  Yan
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pulpy, raunchy, slightly repetitive (/sexist), but still: a really fun read, especially for good for when you're on the road.
Sonia Argiolas
È "tanto". Colore, profumo, spezie, cacao.
Paola
Apr 01, 2014 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.
Kapi
Sep 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
Lauren
Jul 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Tieta was a lovely (but very long) story. I highly recommend it - but it's a time investment!
Ana Silva Rosa
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007-2011
Prose style: 3
Plot: 3
Depth of characters: 4
Originality: 2
Entertaining: 3
Emotional Reaction: 3
Intellectual Stimulation: 2
Misterc
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
la ragazzina che torna potente al pesello d'origine , ma in un paese magico
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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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