Books tagged: brazilian literature

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Sabará 18
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,610. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » General
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A novel set in Colonial Minas Gerais, Brazil, 18th century. In Portuguese only. Everything happens in Vila Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Sabará. A minor event, a Saint Joseph's statue was stolen from within a Catholic church, turns itself into a big mistery, along with a priest murder and some other strange occurrences.
The Secret Cause
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
The disquieting pleasures of a forty-year-old man are gradually made clear to a young doctor in this short story by the great Brazilian Machado de Assis. Translated by Juan LePuen.
The Gold Watch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Luís Negreiros returns home from the office one evening, he finds a fine watch and chain on a table in his bedroom. The watch isn't his and can't be his young and beautiful wife Clarinha's, either. Whose is it then? Luís Negreiros's suspicions are immediately aroused.
Wedding Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Failed composer Maestro Romão, ill, is seeking desperately to complete a piece of music he had abandoned in 1779, shortly after his marriage. In this brief and moving tale by the Brazilian master Machado de Assis, one of his finest, the frustrated artist Romão struggles momentarily against the oblivion that, he now sees, will be his lot.
A Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Montevideo, on shore leave, a naval officer comes across a burning dressmaker's shop. Ever the chivalrous gentleman, he ignores the flames and the smoke and rushes up the stairs to the burning workshop.
Point of View
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Our disagreement has a natural explanation. I am a single girl, full of complications, dreams, ambitions, and poetry; you are already a woman of the house, a calm and happy wife, soon to be a mother; you see things through a different lens."
The Machete
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Inácio Ramos is a cellist. His young wife, daughter of a poor shopkeeper, does not understand his art. She is drawn instead to popular music and those who play it, above all to a mediocre law student who is back in Rio de Janeiro for the holidays.
Arms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fifteen-year-old Inácio has been sent to work as a runner for the lawyer Borges. Borges's wife, the full-figured twenty-seven-year-old Dona Severina, fires the young runner's imagination, and she herself finds her own ability to resist temptation sorely tested.
Botany Lesson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Plays » Caribbean & Latin American
Baron Sigismundo de Kernoberg, a single Swede of thirty-nine, wedded to science alone, suddenly finds himself roped into giving botany lessons to a neighbor's lovely young niece.
Midnight Mass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
It's Christmas Eve, 1861 or 1862. Seventeen-year-old Nogueira, a native of the provinces living in Rio de Janeiro for his studies, has arranged with a neighbor to go to midnight mass. Into the parlor where he is waiting up alone walks Dona Conceição, the thirty-year-old wife of the man in whose house he is lodging. "Midnight Mass," perhaps Machado's most beloved tale, is a Brazilian classic.