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The Rulers of This Age

“He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil.” 330 mais palavras

1 Corinthians

TALES FROM OLD BRAZIL: CAPTAIN MENDONÇA by Machado de Assis

(A translation by Francis K Johnson of O Capitão Mendonça, which was published in the Jornal das Famílias in 1870)

Having had a bit of a contretemps with the object of my affections, and as happens in such situations, I found myself at a total loss for what to do one evening. 11.352 mais palavras

Brazil

TALES FROM OLD BRAZIL: BROTHER SIMÃO by Machado de Assis

(A translation by Francis K Johnson of Frei Simão, which was published in Jornal das Famílias in 1864 and, in book form, in Contos fluminenses… 5.471 mais palavras

Brazil

TALES FROM OLD BRAZIL: MR BARRETO by Machado de Assis

(A translation by Francis K Johnson of O caso Barreto, first published in the newspaper A Estação  in 1892 and in the collection Relíquias de Casa Velha  6.739 mais palavras

Brazil

TALES FROM OLD BRAZIL: LOOKING AFTER by Machado de Assis

(A translation by Francis K Johnson of O enfermeiro)

So you think what happened to me in 1860 warrants a few pages? Fair enough, but on condition you don’t let anyone see it until I’m dead. 6.225 mais palavras

Brazil

TALES FROM OLD BRAZIL: LIFE ETERNAL by Machado de Assis

(A translation by Francis K Johnson of A vida eterna)

Everyone agrees that nothing compares to that state of being neither asleep nor awake when the soul frees itself from affliction and seeks rest from the cares of life. 7.908 mais palavras

Brazil

Machado de Assis: The Nurse

So it really seems to you that what happened to me in 1860 is worth while writing down? Very well. I’ll tell you the story, but on the condition that you do not divulge it before my death. 4.217 mais palavras

Brazilian Studies