A novel of the modern immigrant experience

 

Samples of acclaim for the novel and its author:

Emanuel Félix:

“Incontestable stylistic virtuosity.”

Teresa Ascencao:

"Honest and inspirational insight."

Luíz Antônio de Assis Brasil:

It's time to proclaim: Álamo Oliveira is a great writer.”

Francisco Cota Fagundes:

Important and well-informed literary work.

Vamberto Freitas:

“He is one of our most conscious and aware men of letters.”

Elemar Ghisleni:

“An incomparable work.”

Ivo Machado:

A miraculous kind of writing... a novel of constant drama.”

Lúcia Helena Marques Ribeiro:

“A brilliant text.”

Gabriela Silva:

"In Álamo Oliveira the Azores have a great treasure."

Clarke M. Thomas:

"Avoids the usual sentiment... yet touches the heart."

Serdar Tumgoren:

"A timely story about an immigrant's dream."

 

 

Álamo Oliveira and friends celebrated April 25 (Portugal's Carnation Revolution) and freedom of expression at a special conference at the University of California-Berkeley (news coverage courtesy Mundo Português), and at Tulare's Festa do Emigrante.

 

“All of you know how much we love America. So many of our own have gone there and they send back gold eagle coins, clothing, candy, bubblegum and chocolates to us,” [Father Meneses preached]... José Silva would listen to this laundry-list of prosperity and fixate on the chocolates. He loved American chocolates, yet ironically he had never eaten one. He could only imagine their flavor.

 From Chapter 1. Read additional excerpts from the novel on this website.

         

 

Photo courtesy Diário Insular

 

ÁLAMO OLIVEIRA is one of the Azores' most acclaimed and prolific artists. Novelist, poet, playwright, lyricist, essayist, public speaker, theater founder-director, painter – in 2002 he was the University of California-Berkeley’s first Portuguese Writer-in-Residence.

 

* Learn more about Álamo, as well as translators Diniz Borges and Katharine Baker.

 

* Read commentaries on the novel by author Álamo Oliveira, translator Diniz Borges and literary scholar Dr. Carmen Ramos Villar.

 

* Read translated portions of The Joy of Writing,” Álamo’s pre-publication interview in Diário Insular.

 

* Diniz Borges discusses Álamo’s 2005 play, Bocas de mulheres [The Mouths of Women], performed at several presentations of I No Longer Like Chocolates.

 

* Álamo Oliveira really does like chocolates! So try Katharine Baker's favorite dark and white(!) chocolate truffle recipes, posted in English and Portuguese.

 

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On March 15, 2013, translator Katharine Baker paid tribute to poetry by Álamo Oliveira at the 19th Colloquium on the Portuguese Language in Maia, São Miguel, Azores, sponsored by the Associação Internacional dos Colóquios da Lusofonia & Academia Galega da Língua Portuguesa.

 

 

I No Longer Like Chocolates, by Álamo Oliveira

[Originally published as Já não gosto de chocolates]

Translated into English by Diniz Borges and Katharine F. Baker

Portuguese Heritage Publications of California

P.O. Box 32517, San Jose, California 95152

ISBN 0-9728576-8-0 / Library of Congress Catalog Number 2006900697

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[Essa obra foi originalmente publicada por Edições Salamandra de Lisboa, Portugal.

Para ler mais em português sobre o romance, clique aqui]

 

See photos of presentations of I No Longer Like Chocolates Tipton (formal launching), Berkeley, Gilroy, Turlock and Sacramento (above) – and find out about upcoming events in a city near you.

 

 

 

Discover cultural tourism in the Azores!

 

Álamo Oliveira and Katharine Baker invite you to enjoy a photo album and selected readings on cultural tourism in the scenic Azores, including Álamo's foreword to the book Açores/Azores (photos by Maurício Abreu, text by Álamo Oliveira).

 

Read excerpts from "A Man for Off-Season" by Washington Post travel writer John Deiner, on the pleasures of vacationing in the Azores any time of year.

 

Check out our revised easy-to-use table of links to selected Azores tourism websites and videos, and consult a comprehensive list of travel articles on all nine islands.

 

The Azores have just been named one of Fodor's 25 Places to Go in 2013!

 

National Geographic Traveler: The Azores have been rated #2 among 111 island vacations by a panel of 522 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship!

 

 

 

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