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Monthly Archives: March 2012

23 Mar 2012

When in my youth I’ve found this book on the shelf of my great-aunt-granny would never imagine the impact this would have on me. Foolishly romantic as I am, made me dream of true love, the one that not everyone will be able to live and feel in life, and made me awake the desire to write stories through my own words, of my own emotions. But why such a impact? The similarities with that character, Jane Eyre, had at the […]

23 Mar 2012

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë

23 Mar 2012

Isa Silva – Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë

14 Mar 2012

This was not the first book by Boris Vian that came into my hands. I think that before reading “The Heart-extractor” a friend has lent me "The Red Grass”, and then I bought the unavoidable “Foam of the Days” and also “And One Shall Kill All the Dreadful Ones”. I have, however, a very special connection, a bizarre love relationship with “The Heart-extractor”. First of all, the book itself, the object, which is the first volume of the Livro B collection from Editorial Estampa. It’s a […]

14 Mar 2012

Boris Vian

Boris Vian

14 Mar 2012

Laura Alves – O Arranca Corações (L’Arrache-coeur) / Boris Vian

04 Mar 2012

The book tells the story of Macondo, a mythical city, and the descendants of its founder, José Arcadio Buendía, during a century. Using resources of magical realism, a style that would help to diffuse the book since its launch in 1967. A story mixing revolutions and ghosts, incest, corruption and madness, all handled with a surprising ease. A story that begins when things had no name, until the arrival of the telephone… A train loaded with corpses. An entire population […]

04 Mar 2012

Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Gabriel Garcia Márquez

04 Mar 2012

Ornella Ascolese – Cem anos de solidão (One Hundred Years of Solitude) / Gabriel García Márquez