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by Harriet De Onis,Jorge Amado

  • ISBN: 0380451875
  • Category: Classics
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Harriet De Onis,Jorge Amado
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (September 1988)
  • ePub book: 1837 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1376 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 539

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It was written by Jorge Amado in 1961, and translated into English by Harriet de Onís in 1964.

It was written by Jorge Amado in 1961, and translated into English by Harriet de Onís in 1964. Home is the Sailor was finished by Jorge Amado in early 1961, the year in which he was elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters. It was originally published in a volume of the same name, along with the short novel The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell.

Home Is the Sailor : The Whole Truth Concerning the Redoubtful Adventures of Captain Vasco Moscoso de Arago .

Home Is the Sailor : The Whole Truth Concerning the Redoubtful Adventures of Captain Vasco Moscoso de Arago, Master Mariner. An incompetent, fun-loving South American sea captain is recruited for a stranded ship and attempts to seduce a lady passenger and convince the crew of his navigational abilities. Arriving in Periperi is Vasco Moscoso Aragão, Master Mariner. With his stories of the sea, distant and exotic ports and women both exotic and sensual, all the town's inhabitants become envious of the commander, with the sole exception of Chico Pacheco-who does not believe him, and thinks that he is a braggart.

It was written by Jorge Amado in 1961, and translated into English by Harriet de Onís in. .It has not been translated into English. Told as an old-mariner’s tale, the story paints a portrait of Bahian society in the early 20th Century as represented by the small coastal town of Periperi. Sweat is a Brazilian Modernist novel.

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One of Amado’s most popular books for its intriguing and exotic storyline, the book tells of a conflict in a town in Bahia .

One of Amado’s most popular books for its intriguing and exotic storyline, the book tells of a conflict in a town in Bahia when a colonel kills his wife and her lover when he catches them in bed together. Set in Periperi, a small coastal town in the northeast of Brazil, Home is the Sailor tells the tale of Captain Vasco Moscoso de Arago, a recently retired sailor who arrives at the town and enchants people with his stories of daring sailor antics and passionate romances.

Home is the Sailor book. 020911: first book by amado since reading that twayne lit crit, more awareness of comic, satiric writing

Home is the Sailor book. 020911: first book by amado since reading that twayne lit crit, more awareness of comic, satiric writing. i liked it, but was not too surprised how the narrator interrupts, the characters choose sides, the story works out. i guess i was waiting for it, ready for it, so missed that moment of surprise, though there is mounting tension about how exactly it will.

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A lovely shaggy dog story from Amado shows that he has a great sense of humour and does not always need to be serious. Periperi is a suburb of Bahia. One day, a new resident arrives – Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragão. Who is he? He reveals himself to be a retired naval captain and soon has the town entranced with his stories of daring sea journeys and lost loves. Everyone is fascinated, except for Chico Pacheco, the now supplanted town storyteller.

1. Home Is the Sailor. Amado, Jorge; De Onis, Harriet. ISBN 10: 0380451875 ISBN 13: 9780380451876.

Comments

Gribandis Gribandis
I've read this three times over the past 30 years. I still love every crumb of it. It takes me to a vivid time and place, and lets me hang out with a vivid cast of characters--always the case with Amado.

I assume I'll read it again one day.
doesnt Do You doesnt Do You
Yes, just read it. If you've read much Latin American literature - and enjoyed it - then this is for you. Amado was an inspiration for so many writers South of the Rio Grande. His early stuff was, frankly, sometimes a bit too earnest; but you could never deny his skill as a storyteller. Home is the Sailor is one of his last oeuvres, and his accumulated wisdom burns bright. There's really no point in trying to give you a preview; it couldn't do it justice. This is one for the ages.
Rocky Basilisk Rocky Basilisk
Amado was a Grand Old Man of Brazilian literature (1912-2001) perhaps best known for Dona Flor and her Two Husbands and Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon. Sailor is more like another work I’ve reviewed, Shepherds of the Night.

In Sailor, we are in a coastal retirement community in Brazil. Into the community comes a new resident, a retired sailor who has a thrilling story for every round of drinks. And the Captain is always the hero. Everyone in this town has time on their hands and they drink all day, so the community immediately divides up into his believers and those who think he is an impostor. (As we learn early in the book, put your money with the latter group.)

The Captain’s big secret is that he began life feeling humiliated that everyone he hung out with had some kind of credential -- doctor, lawyer, engineer – so he found a way to change that. Of course the captain ends up getting put to the test…

We get a lot of skepticism and sarcasm about politicians, scholars, and priests “… elections are always rigged.” There are prostitutes, a lot of food and drink, a lot of kibitzing, pro and con, about the “Captain.” And we have an incredibly intrusive narrator who appears in sections with titles such as “In which the oaf of a narrator reappears, trying to foist a book on us…” and “…allow me to interrupt the account…”

It’s a fun romp with a lot of local color of Brazil.
Ceck Ceck
While this book is filled with many of the same character-types that abound in many of his other works, it is somewhat of an anomaly that in Home is the Sailor, the central hero is a man of considerable wealth. This does not stop Amado from taking the obligatory swipes at the powerful but it is an interesting note to people familiar with his works. This novel is Jorge Amado's dissection of the way that truth is represented by those with a stake in it and by the saving graces of truth. As with most of his novels though, examining the concept of the book would do a great disservice to the remarkable story that unfolds around the idea.
The story follows two lines of concurrent history, both taking place over a half-century before the narrator has taken up the case. It is a marvelous joke that the mutually exclusive lines are both presented by the narrator as objective fact. On one hand there is the narrative of one Vasco Moscoso de Aragão, a fellow raised by his business-driven grandfather. He has no head for business but two heads for sporting houses. He is young, wealthy, and good-looking. The only thing that could keep him from the happiness that he is expected to carry is the lack of a title. In the corrupt political system of Brazil he could purchase the title of Captain and from the corrupt monarchy of Portugal he could purchase decorations and awards to prop the title up. The second story line involves one Vasco Moscoso de Aragão. He spent his life on boats from the age of ten rising in rank to Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragão, Master Mariner, before retiring to the sleepy town of Periperi to enjoy his retirement from the seas.
Both of the tales are told by a dull-witted narrator who has trouble deciphering truths in the present tense, much less those which are fifty years in the past. He is involved in an amusing contradiction himself. His first person narrative parallels that of the Captain as well. He too is vindicated by the truth much as the protagonist he recalls. The narrator presents the only significant flaw that book has. He is inconsistently unknowing and omniscient. Both are used as plot devices but they would seem to be mutually exclusive. It's not a major flaw nor is it obtrusive but it should be recognized.
There is a sense of glory in each of the characters in this book that Amado seems almost uniquely capable of granting. The normalcy of the characters becomes grandiose and undeniably beautiful. There can be little left to doubt that Jorge Amado saw something inside of his fellow man that needed to be shared with the rest of the world. He succeeds in showing the humanity of unpleasant people but saves the glory as always for the truth and the poor. It is telling that the only two characters in this novel that are clearly painted as good people, Moema and Giovanni, are both poor. This recurring theme throughout his novels shows Amado's finest art, that of giving dignity to the people that society tries hardest to strip it from.
krot krot
Abridged review: HOME IS THE SAILOR is a beautiful book. You should read it. Review with more depth: HOME IS THE SAILOR might be the best book I read this year. Perhaps I'm underestimating the quality of the books I've yet to read (just under one-hundred days left in the year after all!) but I doubt it. HOME IS THE SAILOR is a magnificently woven story set in northern Brasil. The story concerns Cpt. Vasco Moscoso de Aragão, either a trust fund playboy or a veteran sea dog, it seems no one is immediately sure. His splendid stories of his travels on the seas enthrall his new neighbours in the vacation town of Periperi where he has mysteriously appeared, along with his incredible past filled with dangers, romance and adventures awakening the passion of the old-timers in the city with whom he passes the days. Cpt. Aragão has overshadowed however, the former favourite storyteller Chico Pacheco who plots to paint the good Captain a fraud! The story is told years after the death of the Captain by a young narrator trying to earn a prize for writing, and a spot in the bed of the Judge's mistress Dondoca! An immensely passionate novel filled with eloquent prose that survives the translation flawlessly. The characters are developed to such richness that for just one moment, you'll take to preferring them to your friends outside the book. This will last for only a moment though as it is Amado's style to make the mundane grand and the grand whatever he wants it to be. You'll realize quickly that the your friends are the characters in the book and you'll love them the more for it. I cannot possibly recommend this book highly enough nor for that matter, many of Amado's other works.