1930. Time tide shaken in waves, in Brazil. The student Jorge Amado is no longer a child born on the farm where he was born to the city of Ilheus, nor restless jovenzito who ran away from boarding the College Antonio Vieira, Salvador, to seek refuge in his grandmother’s house in the city of Sergipe Itaporanga . You are now living in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended law school. But it’s still a teenager. And at 18 years old, has just written his first novel. The following year, the volume comes to light. The country is called Carnival. It is the author’s literary debut. Well received by critics and audiences, Amado says, this book, a youth full of restlessness, anxiety and even anguish in search of truths and ways. It is, in short, a generational portrait – woven from the rounds of the wheels Rigger Paul bohemian and literary city of Bahia in the early twentieth century. In the end, dissatisfied and disillusioned, marked by a renunciation prejudicial to the arrival of love, Rigger embark at the port of Rio de Janeiro, to Europe. Take it with their pain, leaving behind a city mad for the rhythms and glitter of the carnival. Read More
The first novel by Jorge Amado had your essay completed in Rio de Janeiro in December 1930 and its first edition, by Schmidt Editor, Rio de Janeiro in September 1931, 217 pages, a thousand copies, and letter-preface to poet Augusto Frederico Schmidt. The second edition, with a circulation of two thousand copies, is July 1932. After being reissued by Livraria José Olympio Editora, Rio de Janeiro, from 1941, is now published by Livraria Martins Editora, São Paulo, integrating with the novels and Cocoa Sweat, the first volume of the collection “Works Illustrated Jorge Amado, Volume I, Cover Carybé and pictures of Darcy Penteado.
From the 30th edition, 1976, is leaving by Editora Record, Rio de Janeiro, with a cover by Di Cavalcanti, illustrations by Darcy Penteado, portrait of the author by Flavio de Carvalho and author photo by Zelia Gattai, in separate volume, with 183 pages. In 1999, she published the 49th edition.
It was published in Portugal and translated into Spanish, French and Italian.