Tent of Miracles

Tent of Miracles The novel moves back and forth between events in the life of the historical hero Pedro Archanjo and the present Most of the characters are types that lend themselves to the author s relentless satir

  • Title: Tent of Miracles
  • Author: Jorge Amado Barbara Shelby
  • ISBN: 9780380754724
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • The novel moves back and forth between events in the life of the historical hero, Pedro Archanjo, and the present Most of the characters are types that lend themselves to the author s relentless satire The historical setting is the colorful old Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, that flows down the hill from the main plaza, where Archanjo works as a lowly runnerThe novel moves back and forth between events in the life of the historical hero, Pedro Archanjo, and the present Most of the characters are types that lend themselves to the author s relentless satire The historical setting is the colorful old Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, that flows down the hill from the main plaza, where Archanjo works as a lowly runner at the School of Medicine adjacent to the cathedral The place of the title is the home of the hero and his best friend, Lidio Corro, which also serves as barber shop, cultural center, print shop and artist s studio The historical sections explore Afro Brazilian culture and racial discrimination.

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    1. The newspapers were protesting against "the way has Africanized among us, the feast of carnival, this great civilization festival". During the first years of the new century, the press campaign against the afoshés grows violent and systematic, with each success of "processions of Africans" and every failure of the Great Carnival Societies - with ancient Greece, with Louis XV, Catherine Medici - favorites of "good" gentlemen, doctors, wealthy. "The authorities should prohibit these tambourinades [...]

    2. Na verdade, li este há muitos anos, ainda em casa dos meus pais, num volume grosso e velho, de folhas amarelas e capa muito, muito gasta, com as pontas reviradas e vincos. Já não seria capaz de contar a história, mas penso nele e vem-me à ideia sol e música na rua. Não sei porquê, pode nada ter a ver. Não hesito, porém, em dar-lhe as cinco estrelas, porque permanece na minha memória afectiva de forma intensa e perene, tanto que, entre a vontade de relê-lo e o receio de diluir o muito [...]

    3. Americans are very familiar with the history of racial struggle in the U.S from the days of slavery to Jim Crow to the Civil Rights era to the modern day which, while unquestionably better than previous eras, is still a long way from perfect. Most of us know a lot less about Brazil, though Brazil has gone through very similar (yet different) trials. Another large, wealthy country that once practiced slavery on a large scale, then eventually legislated a racial equality on paper that was generati [...]

    4. The University of the East (UE) here in the Philippines celebrates this year its 65th foundation anniversary with the theme "Jose Rizal: Nasa Puso ng UE" (Jose Rizal: In UE's Heart"). This is the type of bullshit Jorge Amado mocks in this novel.Pedro Archanjo has the same amusing bawdiness, the same love for drink and women, as several of Jorge Amado's characters in his better works, "Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon" and "Dona Flor's Two Husbands." But he's tamer. For one, he's an intellectual. He [...]

    5. The Tent of Miracles is the second book I've read by Jorge Amado. The first was The War of the Saints which was recommended to me as a book with a primary focus on the Yoruban spirit Oya who is widely known as Yansan in Brazil. I read The War of the Saints some time ago. It had tons of magical realism, but I remembered thinking at the time that I wanted more spirituality, ritual and folklore. That's when I was told to read The Tent of Miracles.Although I had heard about the discrimination agains [...]

    6. Jorge Amado is a miracle. As I read through Tent of Miracles, I kept saying to myself: This is good, but is it really up to Amado's standard? As I read the last few chapters, I said to myself: "Yes, meu bom, this is a book well worth reading, as are all of Amado's books."The book's hero, Pedro Archanjo, is a mulatto, practitioner of candomblé, self-taught scholar and writer, and man of the people. He comes to life so vividly that, for the first three hundred pages, I thought that Amado was basi [...]

    7. Pedro Archanjo the hero of the tent of miracles is a difficult man to assign a part to. He's the writer of 4 books, which some twenty years after his death are seeing a revival. As a result of the interest of an american academic interest is revived in Pedro's life. The result is the story of a man, his friends, the women in his life and the children. He's a likeable rogue, intelligent and a believer in saying what he thinks is right. Did love the section where he's a proofwriter, and the mistak [...]

    8. Maybe it was my lack of emotional connection to the subject matter, maybe the fact that I simply couldn't make sense of the narration style in many places and had to actively keep thinking back to what had just happened or maybe it was just the needless almost disgusting sexualisation of nearly all of the female characters, but I couldn't make it all the way through this book.

    9. Livro lido 4°/Dez//61°/2017Título: Tenda dos milagresAutor: Jorge Amado (Brasil)Editora: @companhiadasletrasAno de lançamento: 1968Ano desta edição: 2008Páginas: 320Classificação: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️_______________________________________________um ano sem ler jorge amado é um ano perdido. para não perder de todo meu ano de leituras decido findar 2017 com “tenda dos milagres”, essa obra soberba e fundamental no imenso conjunto literário do escritor baianoo livro é pro [...]

    10. "Melezdir bizim yüzümüz, sizin yüzünüz."Jorge Amado beni yine Bahia bölgesinin baş şehri Salvador'un sokaklarına götürdü. Bu sefer melez Pedro Arkanjo'nun takibindeydim. Onun gezintilerinin, sohbetlerinin, aşk kaçamaklarının ve hepsinden önemlisi kendi insanlarını, yöresini anlattığı, en yakın arkadaşı, yoldaşı, mucizeleri resmederek hayatını kazanan ve atölyesine "Mucizeler Dükkanı" ismini veren Lidio Corro'nun bastığı dört kitabının "Bahia'da Halk Yaşam [...]

    11. Ogni volta che leggo Amado vengo risucchiata nella storia dal ritmo travolgente dei suoi libri, simile a quello della samba, che ossessivamente si ripete tra movimenti sinuosi e sfrenati, anche volgari ma mai violenti. Anche questa volta è andata così. Finalmente un personaggio maschile al centro della storia, Pedro Archanjo, contornato da tantissimi altri, ognuno con le proprie vite piene di povertà e di tristezza ma anche scanzonate e stravaganti, che li rendono unici e indimenticabili: Ros [...]

    12. Ugh my god. Arduous. Plodding. Well-written, I'll give it that. And Archango's an inspiring character. The trouble is that, once you realize around page 50 that the entire book will pretty much consist of a series of reconstructions of the same life of one ordinary hero previously lost from Brazil's history, it's hard not to get bored with the pattern of nuanced changes that each new narration makes. For example, it's clever to use a fake nine-year-old boy's essay contest submission about said h [...]

    13. Is it the mixture of African rituals, local legends, fascinating customs, and strange and wonderful characters and/or its English translation of "Brazil's most illustrious and venerable novelist" that madeTent of Miraclessuch challenging reading for me? When the English translation was published in 1989, (first published asTenda dos Milagres(in Portguese in 1969)) theWashington Postreview included the words: "A richness and warmth that are impossible to resist".Normally I do not enter any titles [...]

    14. Na momente kao da sam i sama zaplesala u ritmu bubnjeva - toliko je sve bilo živo, obojeno, melodično.Priča je protkana bogatim crnačkim naslijeđem brazilske pokrajine Baije: samba, kapoeira, kandomble, oriše, vještičarenje, procesije.Bore se meštar Arkanžo i njegovi drugari kako rasna mržnja vise ne bi cvjetala na brazilskoj klimi. S jedne strane su crnci - tada smatrani bezvrijednom ljudskom podrasom - a s druge bijeli krstaši, ogrezli u želji da unište sav "crnački ološ" (a sa [...]

    15. recommended by Lonely Planet as good way to understand Condomblé this was a major disappointment by the great writer Jorge Amado -- weak characters, plot, content and seemingly quickly thrown together

    16. Whew! Glad that one’s finally complete. The beginning of this book was quite a challenge to get through. Justt good, not engaging at all. Then, just as I was about ready to give up on it, it got interestingabout 150 pages in. The introduction to this book mentions that Amado was known to write his books on one sitting and then refuse to go back and make more than the slightest edits, and that is what this book is lacking - major editing. Because the second 150 pages are SO interesting. So many [...]

    17. Life story of Pedro Arkanjo who is a special person from Bahia / Brazil. Everything can happens at the miracles shop. Sometimes sexual content and mysticism & magic be seen locally in the book. Racizm and perspective of crossbreed be underlined especially in Brazil.

    18. I wanted to like this book more. It started out with a bang, and then somewhere along the way I just began to lose interest. It read more like a collection of folktales than like a novel. Even though the thread of the novel carried well all the way through, any chapter could be pulled out at random and enjoyed on its own merits. However, despite its cast of exotic and interesting characters, as a full-fledged novel it simply didn’t pull me through the book as effectively as I had hoped it woul [...]

    19. Na Tenda dos Milagres, na ladeira do Tabuão, em Salvador, onde o amigo Lídio Corró mantém uma modesta tipografia e pinta quadros de milagres de santos, o mulato Pedro Archanjo atua como uma espécie de intelectual orgânico do povo afro-descendente da Bahia.

    20. It undoubtedly explores important Latin American political themes. But the sexism of Amado's novels is just too much for me to stomach any more.

    21. I now know that not all Amado books are great, but this one is! It is about a painter of Milagros and his women. Great, full of live and color and vision, makes you want to live in Bahia!

    22. كعادته باهيا موطن أمادو هي محور احداث روايته العجائبية رواية شيقة غزيرة الأحداث وان كانت تعاني من مشكلات في الترجمة

    23. جورج أمادو أخذ راحته سردياً اكثر من اللازم، السبب اللي ضيعني وخلاني أملّ منها بسرعة

    24. An amazing tale of magic realism, centered on the life of Pedro Archanjo, a Brazilian mestizo who becomes an ethnographer and outspoken advocate for the mulatto culture he represents. Brilliantly descriptive, with wonderful characters and dialogue, transporting the reader into the magical world Archanjo represents.

    25. Have you ever encountered a writer and become so enchanted with his books that you couldn't get enough of them? I have, and Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado is one of them.Translated into some 49 languages, several of his novels were made into film (“Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands”, “Gabriela” and “Tieta”, all of which I've seen). Gabriela (1958), The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell (1959), Home Is the Sailor (1961), Shepherds of the Night (1964), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966), [...]

    26. Very interesting and funny book, about a made-up (I think) author from Bahia, Brazil, Pedro Archanjo - partly about his life and works, but partly about his accidental rediscovery and mixed reputation after his death. I loved the description about life in the poor parts of Bahia, amongst artists, prostitutes, mestizos and different religions.

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