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THE SPECTATOR - Machado de Assis wasn’t the Dickens of Brazil— but he is one of the greats.

Described by his biographer David Jackson as ‘the major figure of all time in Latin American literature’, the 19th-century Brazilian novelist has been unjustly neglected in the English-speaking world. 573 mais palavras

Brazilian Culture In The Press

Sobre histórias de amor durarem apenas 90 minutos

1,2 3 e já.

Faz frio em São Paulo e o vento corta a cara de quem está, assim como eu, parado na Brigadeiro Luis Antônio às 20:00hs. 416 mais palavras

Amor

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. 355 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

Counselor Ayres' Memorial

Just prepared my meeting notes on the second Brazilian novel I have read, Counselor Ayres’ Memorial, in conjunction with an essay on Brazilian realism.

Brazilian realism : The usage of this noun, referring to a supposed closeness between artworks and their closeness to their environment, is not viable because what is “real” and what is “corresponding” or “close to Reality” has been proven to be variable with time. 846 mais palavras

Comparative Literature

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

Literature

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

Literature