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Brazilian Tales

Brazilian Tales by Various
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“Brazilian Tales” is a collection of six short stories selected by Isaac Goldberg as best representative of the Brazilian Literature of his period – the end of the 19th century. His comprehensive preface aims at familiarizing the reader with a literature that was – and still is – virtually unknown outside the boundaries of its own land, and the pieces chosen by Goldberg to be translated belong to writers that reached popularity and appreciation while still alive. This “pioneer volume”, as the translator himself puts it, still keeps its charm and interest as a way of offering to the English speaking public some “sample cases” of Brazilian Literature.

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BRAZILIAN TALES

TRANSLATED FROM THE PORTUGUESE WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

ISAAC GOLDBERG

Author of "Studies in Spanish American Literature," etc.

Boston The Four Seas Company

1921

Copyright, 1921, by THE FOUR SEAS COMPANY Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

The Four Seas Press

CONTENTS

Page

PRELIMINARY REMARKS 7

THE ATTENDANT'S CONFESSION 43 BY JOAQUIM MARIA MACHADO DE ASSIS

THE FORTUNE TELLER 65 BY JOAQUIM MARIA MACHADO DE ASSIS

LIFE 87 BY JOAQUIM MARIA MACHADO DE ASSIS

THE VENGEANCE OF FELIX 107 BY JOSÉ MEDEIROS E ALBUQUERQUE

THE PIGEONS 121 BY COELHO NETTO

AUNT ZEZE'S TEARS 139 BY CARMEN DOLORES

TO

J. D. M. FORD

SMITH PROFESSOR OF THE FRENCH AND SPANISH LANGUAGES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

SOME INFORMAL PRELIMINARY REMARKS

The noted Brazilian critic, José Verissimo, in a short but important essay on the deficiencies of his country's letters, has expressed serious doubt as to whether there exists a genuinely Brazilian literature... Continue reading book >>


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