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Monthly Archives: July 2012

22 Jul 2012

Memories of my melancholy whores I’m not a preference person. I can’t name my favourite musician, my favourite book, my most cherished painter. I know which are my favourite painters, and that some authors never disappoint me. But having to make a choice and pick one, just one, seemed like a critical challenge. So being part of a project in which I had to choose ‘the book of my life’ was somewhat contradictory. I tried to pick a writer… but […]

22 Jul 2012

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

22 Jul 2012

Vanessa Marchante – Memórias das minhas putas tristes (Memories of my melancholy whores) / Gabriel García Márquez

15 Jul 2012

A House for Mr Biswas I do not know how it came into my hands, I think I borrowed it from someone but I cannot remember who it was, so I have not been able to return it. It took me a long time to decide which book I wanted to talk about. This is not the most important book in my life, because I have some more on that list, but with this one I developed a unique relationship. The […]

15 Jul 2012

V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul

15 Jul 2012

Marta Gonzaga – Uma Casa para Mr. Biswas (A House for Mr Biswas) / V.S. Naipaul

03 Jul 2012

I chose a poet. My poet. The poet of so many who love the portuguese language. In the early ‘90s, I discovered Eugénio de Andrade. It must be it´s connection to the sea and to the land that conquers and inebriates those who read it. When I left my parents’ house, I spent my first nights painting the walls with poems from Eugénio de Andrade. Nowadays my enthusiasm for his words is more modest and private. Eugénio de Andrade used our language gently, […]

03 Jul 2012

Eugénio de Andrade

Eugénio de Andrade

03 Jul 2012

Sandra Gaspar – Poesia (Poetry) / Eugénio de Andrade