New York. 1975. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With Some Tears. 15. 555 pages. July 1975. hardcover. Photo by Alfred A. Knopf. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 0394487524. keywords: August 10. inventory # 3846. FROM THE PUBLISHER - No writer alive has given us more enchanting heroines. First, Gabriela-all spice, all clove and cinnamon. Next the modest Dona Flor-deservedly adored (and at the same time!) by her two husbands. And now, with all the gusto for the human carnival, all the comicality and warmth that have endeared this most famous of Brazilian novelists to American readers, Jorge Amado adds a crowning jewel to his (and Bahia’s) diadem of splendid women. Behold her, Tereza Batista-inspiration to painters, poets, and sculptors (not to mention sailors on shore leave), teacher of the ignorant, lover of the powerful (and powerful lover), healer of the sick, champion of the downtrodden, seasoned veteran-at the peak of her beauty-of life’s wars. No wonder the people of Bahia call her, in awe and delight, Tereza of the Thousand Nicknames-all complimentary! Gaze on Tereza ‘with her honey sweetness, her swaying walk, her joy in living, her color like copper.’ Follow Tereza from her birth into direst poverty and bad luck (orphaned before she knew her parents, enslaved at the age of 12) to the great day when she turns the tables on that most splenetic and sadistic of slaveholders, the black-hearted Captain Justo Duarte da Rosa. From her education in grammar, love, and self-esteem as last mistress (established in a mansion fit for a millionairess) of the noble patriarch, Dr. Emiliano Guedes. From her Lysistratan strategies as chief-of-staff of the armies of heroic whores on strike, defying a police order formally entided ‘Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It’s Back to Work We Go,’ to her ultimate recognition as Bahia’s best- beloved, blazing Empress of the Brazilian Samba, marvelous Muse, Protectress, Font of Wisdom, the most desired and admired courtesan of city and environs, her own woman, honored by all. Tereza Batista-rebounding from every buffet stronger (and more delicious) than before. Trier progress is told in a novel bursting with ebullient episodes and erotic hilarity, with compassion and color and, best of all, with just about the entire (and entirely fascinating) population of Bahia. Once again Jorge Amado-celebrating beauty and Bahia-has given us a woman, a world, a view of life, to fall in love with. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With Some Tears. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Dust jacket art by Paul Bacon. Translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby.
Language Notes: Text: English, Portugese (translation)
Título: Tereza Batista: Home From The War
Año de publicación: 1975
Edición: 1st Edition.
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP11303912
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86358044
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP9297322
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP95391545
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2789396950
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2795048210
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394487524I3N00
Descripción Estado de conservación: VeryGood. Normal wear and tear to cover and pages. Yellowing to pages - normal for age of paper stock. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 3148LU001DKS
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. Stated first edition. Binding tight. Pages unmarked and barely aged. Stains on top edge. Cloth/paper cover with minor wear to edges. Dustjacket slightly worn and discolored. ; 8.60 X 5.90 X 1.70 inches; 551 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 11040
Descripción Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. xiv+352 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x k5 3/4") bound in publisher's original quarter white cloth with gilt lettering to spine over brown boards in original pictorial jacket. First American edition. Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars (Portuguese: Teresa Batista Cansada de Guerra) is a Brazilian modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1972 and was published in English in 1975, with a translation by Barbara Shelby. His earlier work provided a left-wing criticism of the economic and environmental exploitation of Brazil, the later novels, beginning with Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, became more of a celebration of Brazilian sensuality, accompanied by a fascination with candomblé and the religious influences brought over from Africa. Tereza Batista, the seventh novel after Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, is in the same vein, showing affection for the poor of Bahia together with an emphasis on prostitutes and candomblé. He continues in Tereza Batista to use oral narrative with roots in the tradition of popular poetry and folklore. The novel thus contains similarities with another earlier work, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and with Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon in its treatment of love, its social critique, and the atmosphere of Salvador, together with critical portraits of the rich, contrasted with a sympathetic approach to the poor. Condition: Jacket with minor closed edge tears, front head hinge chipped, light soiling else a better than very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOKS001956