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Jorge Amado

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Jorge Amado

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Full Name: Jorge Leal Amado de Farla
Born: August 10, 1912
Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 6, 2001
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Occupation: Writer, Professor
Nationality: Brazilian


Jorge Leal Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the modernist school. He remains the best known of modern Brazilian writers, with his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands in 1976. His work reflects the image of a Mestiço Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. He depicted a cheerful and optimistic country that was beset, at the same time, with deep social and economic differences.

He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.

Jorge Amado also was Federal Deputy for São Paulo by Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) between 1947 and 1951.

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