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Monthly Archives: April 2012

26 Apr 2012

I like debates ever since I can remember. Better still, I like at least trying to understand the reason for a debate. And I remember vividly the debate sparkled in 1988 by the release of ‘The Satanic Verses’. I was 11 then and couldn’t understand why the gentleman that had done nothing more than write a book was so attacked and critisized. The title of the book told me: ‘This must be a very dangerous thing; after all, I was […]

26 Apr 2012

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

26 Apr 2012

Catarina Filipe – Os Versículos Satânicos (The Satanic Verses) / Salman Rushdie

17 Apr 2012

To choose the book of our lives is nearly impossible but being challenged to do it, I immediately thought of Noites Brancas, by Dostoievski. Not for the book in itself, but by the circumstances in which I read it. The book was a gift by my teacher in primary school, when I finished 4th grade. Proud to have completed a school cycle, about entering a new school-the one for the gown-ups –and surprised by this offering from my teacher, I saw […]

17 Apr 2012

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

17 Apr 2012

Isabel Garcia Pereira – Noites Brancas (White Nights) / Fyodor Dostoyevsky

10 Apr 2012

India doesn’t exert a special fascination on me. Much less its cliché images that in 2001 populated my imagination about the country. Maybe that’s why the book End Time City has represented for me a revelation even more special. This book, filled with images of Benares, a Holy City, where people go to die, in the hope of ending their cycle of reincarnations and reach finally the deserved rest, is an object that I keep always close, and to which […]

10 Apr 2012

Michael Ackerman

Michael Ackerman

10 Apr 2012

Magda Fernandes – End Time City / Michael Ackerman

02 Apr 2012

I’m portuguese. Academic trained as a literary. And an historian of the instant because its my personal flaw and because i follow my own words as i write them. Picturing society of today in a book may seem common. But with João Aguiar the words get their life from the reader itself. It enlightens even the most unaware of readers. Because reading helps to transcend the line of everyday life, and with Solitão Fernandes, the character of this book, each […]