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Honors Project


Spanish and Portuguese


Jorge Amado-Criticism and interpretation, Capitães da areia, Sandpit generals (Motion picture), Soviet Union-Intellectual life, Brazilian literature, Socialist realism, USSR, Brazil, Literature


Jorge Amado [1912 – 2001] is one of the best known Brazilian writers and political figures in the USSR. Many literary specialists suggest that his success among Soviet audience is due to the political beliefs and literary style of his early work [1930 – 1955] which is generally recognized as socialist (social) realism. This thesis addresses Amado’s publications in the USSR, as well as causes of Amado’s popularity in the USSR and his relationships with the Soviet literary and political world. Capitães da Areia [1937] and The Sandpit Generals [H. Bartlett, 1971], its film version, are explored in greater detail due to its exceptional popularity in the USSR.




77 pages. Honors project, Smith College, 2016. Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77)