Nelson H. Vieira (essay date winter 1986)
SOURCE: Vieira, Nelson H. “Myth and Identity in Short Stories by Jorge Amado.” Studies in Short Fiction 23, no. 1 (winter 1986): 25-34.
[In the following essay, Vieira comments on the short narratives by Jorge Amado.]
Overshadowed by the success of such bawdy, sweeping, lyrical, and socially-minded novels as Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958), Shepherds of the Night (1964), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966), and Tereza Batista Home from the Wars (1972), Jorge Amado's short fiction has understandably received little attention from readers and critics. Except for the highly acclaimed short story/novella, A Morte e a Morte de...
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