Books tagged: machado de assis

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A Desejada das Gentes
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 24, 2014 by francisco evaldo linharess, Sr. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
— Ah! Conselheiro, aí começa a falar em verso. — Todos os homens devem ter uma lira no coração, — ou não sejam homens. Que a lira ressoe a toda a hora, nem por qualquer motivo, não o digo eu, mas de longe em longe, e por algumas reminiscências particulares... Sabe por que é que lhe pareço poeta, apesar das Ordenações do Reino e dos cabelos grisalhos? é porque vamos por esta Glória adiante, costean
Midnight Mass and Other Stories
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Brazilian Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis was the finest storyteller of nineteenth-century Latin America. "Midnight Mass and Other Stories" offers a selection of Machado's tales, from the oft-translated and sly erotic title story, a classic of Brazilian literature, to such brief ironic tales, not previously translated into English, as "A Game," "Coimbra the Clerk," and "Sooner the Tarpeian Rock."
Captain Mendonça
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"I felt an acute pain in the top part of my skull; a foreign object went in to the inside of my brain. I know nothing else. I think I fainted. When I came to, the laboratory was empty. Father and daughter had disappeared. I had the impression there was a curtain in front of me. A loud and hoarse voice resounded in my ears."
The Diplomat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"At forty, he was disabused of his ambitions, but his temper remained the same, and, his conjugal vocation notwithstanding, he still couldn’t find a bride. More than one would have would have accepted him with great pleasure; he was so circumspect he lost them all."
Coimbra the Clerk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
The aging clerk Coimbra no longer believes in much. Not even his long-standing faith in the lottery--"I'm no longer of the age to hope," he admits--is entirely steadfast. He resolves, then, to buy one last ticket, for the drawing for the huge sum of five hundred contos.
The Pale Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Máximo, an impoverished young poet and student, inherits a fortune on the unexpected death of his godfather. His own fortunes, however, are not greatly improved.
Sooner the Tarpeian Rock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"People recall an abyss with pleasure; it is impossible to recall a bore without dread. Sooner the Tarpeian Rock than an author of ill repute."
Nameless Flower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Martinha, in her forties, finds herself alone. She has only the old aunt she lives with. One day, going through the mementos of her youth, she comes across a dried flower and reminisces about the circumstances in which, rare, beautiful, and fresh, it was given to her.
Holidays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Young José Martins, let out of class early one day, heads home with his uncle and his older sister. On the way, he and his sister try to guess the reason--a party? a birthday? an election victory?--for their unexpected dismissal from class.
A School Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Coming of age
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.