The University of Wisconsin Press

Fiction / Latin American Literature

Tent of Miracles
Jorge Amado
Translated by Barbara Shelby Merello
New Introduction by Ilan Stavans

The Americas
Ilan Stevens, Series Editor; Irene Vilar, Associate Editor

"Delightful ribaldry and exotic trimmings . . . Bahia surely has no greater poet than Jorge Amado."—Saturday Review

"A very rich and exotic novel . . . tells the story of Pedro Archanjo, mestizo, self-taught ethnologist, apostle of miscegenation, laborer, cult priest, and bon vivant. . . . Amado's joyous, exuberant, almost magical descriptions of festivals, puppet shows, African rituals, local legends, fascinating customs, strange and wonderful characters . . . result in a richness and warmth that are impossible to resist."—Washington Post

"Tent of Miracles may well be Amado's masterpiece."—Christian Science Monitor

Jorge Amado is the acclaimed author of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, and Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars. Highly successful film and Broadway versions of Dona Flor have brought worldwide recognition to Brazil's foremost novelist. The UW Press also publishes Amado's Tieta.

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cover of Amado is art of Latino man

March 2003
LC: 91-026346 PQ
396 pp.   5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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"A most enjoyable romp."
New York Times

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