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  • Los pastores de la noche
  • Written by Jorge Amado
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780345804198
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¿Quién cuida las noches de Bahía para que la ciudad no pierda su curso?
 
“Apacentábamos la noche como si fuese un rebaño de muchachas, y la conducíamos a los puertos de la aurora con nuestros cayados de aguardiente, nuestros toscos bastones de carcajadas”.  Así empieza Los pastores de la noche, un libro exuberante que vuelve a recordarnos las leyes del placer que rigen la naturaleza humana.
 
Los entrañables personajes de esta novela – desde el capitán Martim, desgraciado en su matrimonio, hasta Tibéria, la sabia patrona del burdel más prestigioso del lugar, sin olvidar a Beatriz, la célebre echadora de cartas— viven y respiran las estrechas calles de la ciudad más fascinante de Brasil, San Salvador de Bahía, y hacen buenas las palabras del propio Amado: “Cuento cosas que pasaron de verdad. Quien no quiera oír, que se largue”.
 
Entre delirios de amor, aullidos de pasión y largas charlas delante de un buen vino, los hombres y mujeres de Amado celebran la fragilidad de los seres humanos,  que se reconocen en la imperfección más absoluta y tierna.
Jorge Amado

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Jorge Amado—novelist, journalist, lawyer—was born in 1912, the son of a cacao planter, in Ilheus, south of Salvador, the provincial capital of Gabriela, clavo y canela. His first novel, Cacao, was published when he was nineteen. It was an impassioned plea for social justice for the workers on Bahian cacao plantations; and his novels of the thirties and forties would continue to dramatize class struggle. Not until the 1950s did he write his great literary comic
novels—Gabriela, clavo y canela and Doña Flor y sus dos maridos—which take aim at the full spectrum of society even as they pay ebullient tribute to the region of his birth. One of the most reknowned writers of the Latin American boom of the sixties, Amado has been translated into more than 35 languages. A highly successful film version of Doña Flor was produced in Brazil in 1976. He died in 2001.

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