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Amar: nossa bendita (ou maldita) sorte

Relacionar-se com outros indivíduos nos possibilitou uma sorte não concebida às outras espécies. Sermos capazes de rir, conversar e compartilhar informações (“Quem é essa sua amiga do Face?”) faz de nós seres apaixonantes. 356 mais palavras

Minha Autoria

Nick's postcard: Machado De Assis and Rio de Janeiro

Why I went…

When I moved to Brazil, I acculturated by reading Brazilian literature. I read a lot of Machado de Assis. He lived from 1839 to 1908, and is generally thought to be the best writer Brazil’s ever produced. 195 mais palavras

Postcard Gallery

an infinity for swallows

“The world may have been too small for Alexander, but the eaves of a garret are an infinity for swallows.”

— Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas


I’ange et la béte

“I had an urge to suppress this chapter. This is a slippery slope. But, after all, I’m writing my memoirs and not yours, my peaceable reader. 83 mais palavras


Bras Cubas

I have just finished reading Machado de Assis’ Bras Cubas for my Brazilian literature Independent Study. Some preliminary thoughts:

Firstly, I was very surprised by the narrative technique, which reminded me very much of T.S Eliot’s  951 mais palavras

Comparative Literature

the neutrality of this globe

“Take a look now at the neutrality of this globe that carries us through space like a lifeboat heading for shore: today a virtuous couple sleeps on the same plot of ground that once held a sinning couple. 39 mais palavras


A crass, low act

“But this same man who was overjoyed by the departure of the other, a while later practiced … No, I won’t talk about it on this page. 41 mais palavras