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The Discovery of America by the Turks
By Gregory Rabassa (trans), Jose Saramago (foreword by) and Jorge Amado
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Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date August 28, 2012
Pages 77
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143106982
ISBN-10 0143106988
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Published here for the first time in English in a brilliant translation by the peerless Gregory Rabassa, The Discovery of America by the Turks is a whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew that will remind readers why Jorge Amado is to Portuguese-American literature what Jorge Luis Borges is to Spanish-American literature. It follows the adventures of two Arab immigrants-"Turks," as Brazilians call them-who arrive in the rough Brazilian frontier in 1903 and become involved in a merchant's farcical attempt to marry off his shrew of a daughter.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Jorge Amado, Jose Saramago (other contributor) | 1 edition from Penguin Classics (August 28, 2012)
9780143106982 | details & prices | 77 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Published here for the first time in English in a brilliant translation by the peerless Gregory Rabassa, The Discovery of America by the Turks is a whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew that will remind readers why Jorge Amado is to Portuguese-American literature what Jorge Luis Borges is to Spanish-American literature.

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