The world is like that — incomprehensible and full of surprises .
– Jorge Amado
born in Itabuna (Bahia), Brazil August 10, 1912
died: August 06, 2001
genre: Literature & Fiction
Jorge Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his extensive work having been translated into some 30 languages and popularised in film, notably Dona Flor and her Two Husbands, (in Portuguese, Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work dealt largely with the poor urban black and mulatto communities of Bahia.