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19th Century Brazilian Novel is Among Woody Allen’s Favorites

Machado de Assis Posthumous Memoirs

A Brazilian novel written by Machado de Assis in the 19th century is among filmmaker and comic-writer Woody Allen’s top five favorite books. The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (as translated by Oxford University Press […] Read More

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Book Review: The Life and Work of Artist Carybé

As Artes De Carybé

Hector Julio Paride Bernabó (1911-1997), known as Carybé, was a world famous artist. A painter, illustrator, ceramic artist, and sculptor, he was born in Argentina, but chose to be “baiano” — one who lives in […] Read More

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Book Review: Chef Carla Pernambuco’s Delicious Cookbook Dez x10

Dez x 10

The two locations of Chef Carla Pernambuco’s Carlota restaurants are can’t miss destinations for foodies in São Paulo and Rio. Now, in the fully illustrated book Dez x10 (256 pp.), published by LeYa Brasil, Pernambuco reveals how to […] Read More

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Oscar Niemeyer in Words, Pictures and…English

Oscar Niemeyer

The life of the most important architect in Brazil — Oscar Niemeyer — is reported, in English, in the two volume, slipcased edition Oscar Niemeyer — An Architecture of Seduction (BEI, 128 pp., R$165). It […] Read More

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