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Typewritten letter signed by Jorge Amado (1965)

Typewritten letter signed by Jorge Amado (1965)

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In 1965, Jorge Amado is in Salvador and works on his new novel.

  • Typed letter with Jorge Amado's signature to the couple of friends Antônio and Zora Olinto.
  • A leaf.
  • In Portuguese.
  • 20.5 cm x 26.5 cm.
  • Salvador, February 22, 1965.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

I continue to work on the novel, slowly and steadily.

The most adapted author in cinema, theater, Carnival and, above all, on Brazilian television with countless successful soap operas, Jorge Amado (1912 - 2001) was one of the most famous writers in Brazilian literature. Translated into 55 countries and 49 languages, the success of his work was surpassed only by Paulo Coelho.

A great admirer of Jorge Amado's work, his wife Zélia (1916 - 2008) began working with him in 1945 in the movement for amnesty for political prisoners. Shortly afterwards, the two writers got married and Zélia decided to help her husband by proofreading and typing his original manuscripts on the typewriter. They lived in Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Czechoslovakia, where Zélia began the project of photographing Jorge, allowing a record of all the key events in the writer's life. Finally, they moved to Salvador, Bahia, their homeland.

Antonio Olinto and Zora Seljan were among the closest friends of Jorge Amado and Zélia Gattai. Between visits, correspondence between the two couples was intense.

Afro-Brazilian culture was a constant theme, given the interest that Olinto and Zora had in the subject; One of the other prominent themes is the intense harassment suffered by Jorge Amado, who was often forced to leave Bahia accompanied by Zélia to find some peace in London, the capital where Olinto lived with his wife; Among the other topics discussed by Amado and Zélia in their correspondence, there is also news about the Candomblés of Bahia, Jorge's writing process, the books released by his friends (Olinto and Zora were prolific writers), trips they made to Italy and France, the daily life of the house in Bahia is always full of visits - including from other celebrities - and the business relationships with television and cinema.

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