Books tagged: literature in translation

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Argos and His Master
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Life is this way: first you have to beg for things and then you have to growl to keep them." Argos's master has been sent to the mountains for his health. Bored, he resolves to teach his hunting dog to talk. The experiment fails, but he himself--the more advanced animal--manages to learn Argos's language.
False Confidences
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Fario. Category: Plays » European / French
"A lover is permitted to look for ways to please, and he must be forgiven when he succeeds." Dorante, a well-bred and handsome but penniless young businessman, takes a position as an administrator for a rich and beautiful widow.
Point of View
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
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.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.
Miss Dollar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A classified ad is offering a large reward for the return of a lost greyhound. Mendonça, a single young doctor who has found the dog, makes his way to a house on Rua de Mata-cavalos, where the reward he ultimately collects is much different from the one mentioned in the classifieds.
Midnight Mass
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Classics
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.
A Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."
Three yet One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."