• Not only is Jorge Amado oneo f the greatest writers[...] he's also one of the most entertaining

    Mario Vargas Llosa
  • His books are on the grand scale, long, lavish, highly coloured, exuberant

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Amado is by turns realist, fantasical, episodic, direct, angry, humorous and, above all, characterful

  • Amado's humour is fresh, innocent, and inventive, and his altogether delightful comedy...has been given an exceptionally good translation

    New Yorker
  • Jorge Amado is Brazil's most illustrious and venerable novelist

    New York Times

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