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Capitães da Areia é o livro de Jorge Amado mais vendido no mundo inteiro.
Publicado em 1937, teve a sua primeira edição apreendida e queimada em praça pública pelas autoridades do Estado Novo. Em 1944 conheceu nova edição e desde então sucederam-se as edições nacionais e estrangeiras, e as adaptações para a rádio, televisão e cinema.
Jorge Amado descreve, em páginas carregad
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Mass Market Paperback, 286 pages
Published January 2009 by Leya (first published November 1937)
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Victor Almeida
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4.5*
IN. CRÍ. VEL.
Luís C.
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book portrays the story of a group of orphaned children who lived on the streets of Bahia. They were a group of boys, known to all as the captains of the sand lived in an abandoned warehouse, near the beach and occupied their days trying to get what to eat or what to wear, often having to steal to get it. The majority of the city's inhabitants rejected them and despised them because of their flames of conflicting thieves and boys. Nevertheless, and although they sometimes made certain attit ...more
Carla
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nunca um livro tão imperfeito foi tão perfeito para mim.

Felisberto
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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O primeiro livro que li.
O começo de tudo com uma grande obra.

Não me admira que o grande Jorge Amado tenha sido perseguido devido à publicação deste livro. Retratar uma sociedade desta forma, quando na altura ela assim tal e qual era, a muita gente pode despertar a consciência e a outros despertar o perigo de vida.

Crianças de rua, organizadas, astutas e unidas estas são. Ao lermos este belo livro sabemos que a luta contra a sociedade, contra o sistema instituído e sobretudo contra o fado é dura e
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Célia Loureiro
Em Setembro de 2014 fui a Salvador da Bahia. Esperei muita coisa do Brasil e da América do Sul, mas esqueci-me da literatura. Isto é, a minha ideia estava toda errada: no meio da pobreza, e que não é pouca, há uma beleza pulsante, uma bondade comovente por entre as dificuldades e a emergência de um orgulho triste, o que advém de amarmos a terra que sabemos condenada. Parece que na Terra vem tudo em dois punhados: algo de bom e algo de mau, e a beleza é o que emerge do modo como o povo joga com e ...more
Mohamed Shady
رواية عن العالم السفلي، عالم العصابات والسرقات والقتل، عالم العشوائية والموت الرخيص. عصابة من المراهقين تسمي نفسها "فرسان الرمال"، وهم مجموعة من الأطفال المشردين الذين وجدوا في أنفسهم ملجأً، يقومون بالسرقات والاحتيال والنصب لكفاية أنفسهم.
الرواية جيدة جدًا وبتقدم رؤية تانية للمجتمعات التى تبدو، في ظاهرها، مزدهرة متألقة ولامعة. هناك بشر يعيشون تحت الأرض، ها هم أولاء.
في شبه كتير بين أفراد العصابة والهنود الحمر، فكما الهنود الحمر، فرسان الرمال أيضًا فقدوا حقوقهم، تم استعبادهم وطردهم، يُطاردون ويتم
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Tony
Amado, Jorge. CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS. (1937; This ed. 1988). ***. Amado is probably the best known and most widely read of all of the Brazilian novelists. This novel was his sixth in the series he called his “Bahia novels,” a series that individually explored separate classes (or, even, castes) of people who lived in that state. These six novels were his first efforts at writing, and, as he himself admits, were full of the mistakes and errors of a beginning writer. I’m not sure which, if any, of ...more
Hugo
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Que horror!" diz Alberto, o estudante da Faculdade como é referido, quando encontra as crianças no trapiche (atracadouro) onde costumam pernoitar/viver. 'O Deus das Moscas' assemelha-se a um conto de fadas se o compararmos a este livro. Profundamente perturbador e tocante, é a história de um bando de crianças de Salvador da Bahia que, dadas as circunstâncias de abandono, maus tratos e pobreza, se fazem homens e tentam sobreviver.
Pilar López
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it a few years ago at school. At first, me and my classmates refused about reading it: it was long and sounded bored. I personally love reading but it was hard starting with this one but whan I did, then, I just couldn't stay away from it. The same with my classmates. We all love it. We love every little single part of it. It made us all cry. It made us all fall in love with one of the characters. It made us all read it at least twice. We were around 60 people and now days we all say it's ...more
Silvéria Miranda
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Uma história forte e triste. Porém, perde-se um bocado o ritmo da leitura devido à escrita do Jorge Amado, a que estamos pouco habituados em Portugal...
O autor faz uma coisa que raramente se vê: não apressa o final!
Jim
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started thinking as I was reading Jorge Amado's Captains of the Sands that it reminded me of A Clockwork Orange, both the novel and the movie. In both cases, there were criminal gangs of young toughs ruled by a canny chief, and both gangs were involved in mayhem, murder, and rape -- but unlike Clockwork, Amado takes his gang, named the Captains of the Sands, from young thugs into mythology. Instead of being involved in some strange pseudo-scientific rehabilitation scheme, what happens to the C ...more
Natália Franco
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O que acontece quando você adentra um mundo totalmente diferente daquele com o que está habituado? Uma realidade que lhe era tão pouco perceptível, ou tão passível de indiferença, e ao mesmo tempo tão próxima. Foi exatamente esse o tipo de questionamento que perdurou em minha mente após a leitura de Capitães da Areia. Jorge Amado rompe muitos dos ideais padrões sobre meninos abandonados para introduzir ao leitor a verdade, completamente nua, sem o véu da mídia, do povo e da cultura. Os tira de u ...more
Lisa
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun pack of adventure tales that doubles as coming-of-age story and glimpse at grass-roots communism. It reads like a novel for adolescents, but clever, bad-ass adolescents who could intelligently grapple with underplayed scenes of rape, child abuse, and violence in general.

This novel is the sixth and last in a cycle of novels about his native Bahia (in Brazil) that Jorge Amado wrote in his early twenties. It's not a must-read but it's a quick and skipping one.
David
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Capitães da Areia

Capitals of the Sand was first published in 1937 and tells the lives of 100 street children living in the slums of Bahia, Brazil. Their gritty, harsh lives consists mainly by stealing and lying to get by under the leadership of Pedro Bala (Peter Bullet). The local authorities along with the Roman Catholic Church made it their mission to crack down on these street kids.

This could be a rather bleak tale (it is) but Jorge Amado builds the story with indelible personalities.

The Pro
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surfmadpig
Ο Amado είναι ο ατυχέστερος συγγραφέας στην ελληνική εκδοχή του που έχω υπόψη μου.

Έχω διαβάσει δύο βιβλία του. Το ένα, η Η κυρία Φλώρα και οι δύο άντρες της, εκδόθηκε κατά ένα τρίτο περίπου μόνο, επειδή-έτσι-τους-έσκασε, με άπειρα κομμάτια του να λείπουν χωρίς κανένα λόγο, όπως συνέβη και σε 2-3 άλλα, απ' ό,τι ανακάλυψα.

[σίριουσλι: είσαι εκδοτικός οίκος που αγόρασε τα δικαιώματα ενός βιβλίου. αποκλείεται να αγόρασες τα δικαιώματα μερικών κεφαλαίων εδώ κι εκεί και ορισμένων παραγράφων. τι δικαι
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Carolina
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5, infanto-juvenil
Lindo! Daqueles livros que marcam! :')
André Caniato
Ainda que eu tenha me apaixonado pela(s) história(s) dos meninos num todo, o que me encantou mesmo foram a narrativa do Jorge Amado e a construção do romance. Nunca tinha lido nada desse autor, e fiquei maravilhado com essa espécie de delicadeza crua, esse jeito todo próprio de apresentar a história ao leitor. As vidas dos Capitães, contadas em episódios curtos dentro de cada uma das seções do livro, são poéticas, cruéis, pesadas, bonitas, tudo ao mesmo tempo.

Como acontece frequentemente com gra
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Mari
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não acreditei muito quando resolvi fazer a leitura desse livro, seguindo a indicação do meu maravilhoso clube literário, mas depois que comecei, simplesmente não consegui mais parar.
Esse livro é espetacular!
Ao contrário da maioria dos brasileiros, consegui escapar da "leitura obrigatória" desse clássico na escola, e pude experimentar a escrita de Jorge Amado nesse clássico com olhos frescos - não tenho sequer uma queixa. A escrita é primorosa, o enredo é extremamente interessante, mas o que me c
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Lucas Rangel
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quanto soco no estômago =~
Raquel Curvacheiro
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Célia
Capitães da Areia era, sem dúvida, um dos livros mais antigos na minha pilha de livros por ler. Por um ou outro motivo, fui sempre adiando a sua leitura, mas no “Vocês Escolhem” deste mês os leitores deste blogue decidiram que de agora não passava. Jorge Amado é um dos escritores brasileiros mais (re)conhecidos e dele já tinha lido há alguns anos “Gabriela, Cravo e Canela”, de que me lembro de ter gostado bastante. Foi, assim, com muita curiosidade que parti para uma nova leitura deste autor.

Cap
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Simona
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Qui non c'è la passione che ha contraddistinto "Dona Flor e i suoi due mariti" ma questo è un altro romanzo con una tematica diversa.
Lo stile con termini ripetitivi rischia di stancare ed infastidire allontanando il lettore dalla storia.
I "Capitani della spiaggia" non sono altro che i cosiddetti meninhos de rua, i bambini brasiliani che hanno tra gli 8 e i 14 anni, che vivono di piccoli espedienti, quali crimini, furti e accattonaggio lungo le spiagge di Bahia. "Capitani della spiaggia" può anch
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Sandra
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este livro foi tudo o que esperei que ele fosse. Cinco estrelas, porque não posso dar mais. Uma história bonita, poética, real e triste. Que nos faz desejar o melhor do mundo àqueles miúdos pobres, abandonados e órfãos da Bahia, conhecidos como Capitães da Areia. Ainda bem que Jorge Amado não se deixou intimidar pela censura e que, apesar de milhares de exemplares da primeira edição da obra terem sido queimados em praça pública, o livro conseguiu chegar até aos dias de hoje, actual como o era em ...more
Pequete
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Há muitos anos que não lia um livro de Jorge Amado, por isso não é fácil fazer comparações, mas provavelmente este terá sido aquele de que mais gostei. As vidas dos meninos de rua da Baía são descritas sem falsos paternalismos, com tudo o que têm de cruel e dramático, mas também de bonito, e por vezes até divertido. Muito bom.
Anna
Jun 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all people.
Recommended to Anna by: Russian magazine "Around the World"
Shelves: classics
I read this book and crying. Crying with joy, crying with sorrow... I think, it's very emotional and sad roman about homeless children, which have friendship, but haven't mom's love and caress.
Catarina Cabral
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
É difícil não nos apaixonarmos pelas personagens criadas por Jorge Amado.
Capitães da Areia é um livro para todos lerem, sem dúvida.
Ahmed
يعتبر جورجي أمادو من أشهر روائيي البرازيل وتعتبر هذه الرواية هي الأشهر في مسيرته الطويلة بالرغم من أنها كانت من أعماله المبكرة وهو في العشرينات من عمره.
الرواية تحكي قصة مجموعة من الأولاد المشردين يطلق عليهم أسم فرسان الرمال لأنهم يتخذون من الشواطئ الرملية مقراً لهم على سواحل مقاطعة باهيا شرق البرازيل
هؤلاء الأولاد يقتاتون على التسول والسرقات الصغيرة هنا وهناك وأحياناً يقومون بعمليات سطو منظمة لمنازل الأثرياء والمتاجر ولا تخلو حياتهم من المشاجرات مع العصابات الأخرى المنافسة.
يصور لنا أمادو ظلم الن
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Caddy Compson
Nov 29, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jorge Amado wanted to speak against the poverty and misery in Brazil, about all that made those young boys homeless thieves. But he romanticizes these boys in everything they do, even when they rape young black women for sport. In Amado’s books, men always seem to think in poor black women like objects, beings, there just for their pleasure, to cook and to have sex.
In a deeply disturbing scene, the hero [sic] Pedro Bala annaly rapes a fifteen years old black girl after she claims to be a virgin.
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Karmologyclinic
This was enjoyable but the biggest problem I had with this book and made me take 6 months to finish it, was that it read more like a collection of stories with the same characters, than a novel.
Each chapter had an introduction or setup, then it went into the action which was nicely written and paced well and had a buildup that you couldn't stop reading and then the chapter ended and the next started again from zero and you had to introduce and build your interest up again. And most times, this w
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Ricardo Pereira
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uma epopeia aos olhos de uma criança, interpretada por várias, num sistema que as ignora
e que troça delas.
O meu livro preferido, deixou-me sempre surpreso e ansioso, conseguiu incorporar-me numa das personagens e até certo momento, morri com essa personagem.
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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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