Posts Tagged: Brazil
Our literature movement was born from a need. People here wanted something to free themselves, they wanted to go to university, to treat their children better, but they didn’t know where to look for it.
For Asymptote, Kathleen McCaul Moura examines Brazil’s literatura marginal movement in an interview with its leader, Ferrez....more
It would have been almost impossible for me to resist Brazil forever. Given my love for black people and fascination with our stories, Brazil’s paramount importance in the historical trans-Atlantic slave trade and its contemporary role as a cultural and economic leader on the world stage, it was inevitable that my travels would lead me there.
This week at Recommended Reading, PEN America offers an excerpt from Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe’s novel Írisz: as orquídeas, which is remarkable for many reasons, one of them being that this is so far the only opportunity to read part of the Portuguese-language novel in English translation....more
Livraria Folha Seca in Rio de Janeiro was told that a sign about two-time medalist Adhemar Ferreira Silva, who passed away in 2001, violated the Olympic Committee’s advertising policies.
Reuters attempts to answer why millennials love buying books.
Inmates from Two Bridges Jail are helping the Wiscasset, Maine public library build bookshelves for a used bookstore....more
The project brings physical books back into the public’s routine, and in some ways obviates the debate over the necessity or function of the print object.
The Ploughshares blog recently featured an innovative project by a Brazilian publishing house to promote literacy on the subway: issuing books as subway tickets!...more
Brazil has a nearly two-hundred-year-old poetic history, during which various poets have fought to define Brazilian identity, criticize the injustices of capitalism, and catalog “the joys and miseries of being young in a military dictatorship.”
Now that Brazil has become more stable, many poets want “simply to write good poetry....more
Politicians have given into the demand that sparked Brazilian protests, lowering bus fares from 3.20 reais back down to R$3.00 (about $1.60 back down to $1.50), massive protests continue throughout the country....more
Turkey isn’t the only country experiencing protests right now; people are also gathering to demonstrate in Brazil.
Protests began last week in São Paulo when bus fare was raised from three reais to R$3.20 (about $1.50 to $1.60), and have since expanded to the country’s major cities....more
California voters may legalize pot. And it might throw quite the wrench in the already complex upcoming elections.
Some pretty brilliant ideas on how to make CNN stop sucking....more
Yesterday I got laid off from my day job at a tech company. This got me thinking about an unpublished essay I wrote a couple years ago about my relationship to the Terry Gilliam film Brazil. Here it is. –Ryan
Terry Gilliam’s Brazil
I woke in the theater to the sound of my own snoring....more