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Some books I abandoned (for now)

Five books that I’ve made some headway into over the past few weeks, only to set aside for later—

Wolfgang Hilbig’s Old Rendering Plant is a skinny hundred pages, but it’s also dense, with paragraphs that go on for pages. 430 mais palavras

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Quote for Today: Machado de Assis

Lovers’ language, give me an exact and poetic comparison to say what those eyes of Capitu were like. No image comes to mind that doesn’t offend against the rules of good style, to say what they were and what they did to me. 113 mais palavras

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Round-up: Machado de Assis and Jennifer Makumbi

Machado de Assis, Epitaph of a Small WinnerThis novel is dedicated to “the first worm that gnawed at my flesh.” That is not a metaphor:  1.440 mais palavras

Magical Realism

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Hoje é o 178º aniversário de Machado de Assis. Nunca consegui ler. Sempre achei chato. Acho que não é bem minha escola literária.

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Fremir Verbal: Fev/2017

Pois bem, depois de tantas promessas dizendo que escreveria mais e mais, embora nunca entregasse os textos de fato cá estou eu de volta escrevendo um texto que havia prometido fazer, uma brincadeira que continua e não acaba depois da primeira tentativa. 1.046 mais palavras

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Our Song, by Machado de Assis

(My translation of the short story Cantiga de esponsais)

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magine it’s 1813. You’re in the Carmelite Church, listening to one of those marvellous old masses that used to be the essence of public entertainment and musical artistry. 1.598 mais palavras

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