Books tagged: machado de assis

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A Fire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
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
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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.
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.
Botany Lesson
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Fario. Category: 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
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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."
Trio in A Minor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
In "Trio in A Minor," Machado's classic tale of a love triangle in Brazilian high society, the intrigue plays out to the tune of the old sonata of the absolute.
A School Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Chekhov noted that if, early in a story, mention was made of a rifle hanging on the wall, it would eventually have to go off. Hanging on the window frame of the schoolhouse in Machado de Assis's "A School Story" is not a rifle, but a paddle, complete with five holes drilled in it.