Here’s a video about Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is, of course, the setting for the novel Dona Flor and her Two Husbands. Although the video is contemporary (and in Portuguese), one gets the feeling that beautiful Bahia exudes an essence of timelessness, no?
In exploring our February book pick, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (see post below), we would like to share this link to the Rio Carnival 2013 celebration, which includes a history of Rio Carnival and Carnival celebrations around the world.
En la exploración de nuestro título para discusión en febrero, Doña Flor y sus dos maridos (ver post más abajo), nos gustaría compartir este enlace con el Carnaval de Río 2013 celebración, que incluye una historia del Carnaval de Río y las celebraciones de Carnaval en todo el mundo.
by Jorge Amado
After Dona Flor’s charming, but wayward and ever-gambling, husband Vadinho dies during carnival, she remarries a pharmacist. But when she begins to have amorous dreams about Vadinho, he appears one night by her bedside…
Latin@Literature Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, February 13th, 7-8:30 p.m., 3rd Floor meeting room. Attendees have the option to read in English and Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of February’s title are held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!