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21st Lubrapex: The Power of Portuguese Language – Jorge Amado stamp from Brazil

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On the occasion of the 21st Luso-Brazilian Philatelic Exhibition – Lubrapex and in honor of the centennial from the birth of Jorge Amado, one of the most important authors of Brazilian literature, the Postal Service of Brazil issued a new stamp.
Jorge Amado is among the most important writers of the twentieth century.

In Brazil alone, more than 20 million of his books sold. Abroad, his books were published in 60 countries, a total of 49 translations were made, as well as copies in Braille and audio books. His most successful works were “Captains of the Sands”, “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands”, “Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon”, “The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell”. These and other novels by the author have been adapted for stage, films and television.
The stamp illustrates the figure of Jorge Amado and shows, in the right bottom, the logo of the Philatelic Exhibition Luso-Brazilian-Lubrapex.

At the background there is the facade of Casa de Jorge Amado Foundation, one of the leading institutions dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the writer's work, built in colonial style and located in Largo do Pelourinho, in Salvador, Brazil.

The stamp also represents sea and a woman's figure, symbolizing one of his best-known characters - Gabriela from “Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon”.

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