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Nelson’s Hunger (A fome de Nelson)

In Nelson’s Hunger, the author reinvents and expands on a known episode in the life of the acclaimed, late Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues. As a young man, Nelson had spent some time in a sanatorium in Campos do Jordão, a town situated in the hills of São Paulo State. There, surrounded by men as sick […]

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Hacking Politics

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Includes unpublished material by internet activist Aaron Swartz, whose tragic death in January 2013 at age 26 was mourned by many throughout the world. Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of how a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying machine to defeat the most serious threat […]

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What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

ESSAY Many of us believe we know who Gandhi was and what he represented. The truth is something quite different, and important. As Norman said to me when he gave me this tiny volume, you can read it in one sitting. That will be an essential sitting for anyone who is interested in the matter […]

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Gangsterismo. The United States, Cuba and the Mafia, 1933 to 1966

HISTORY Gangsterismo is an extraordinary accomplishment, the most comprehensive history yet of the clash of epic forces over several decades in Cuba. It is a chronicle that touches upon deep and ongoing themes in the history of the Americas, and more specifically of the United States government, Cuba before and after the revolution, and the […]

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Brazilian Saga: A people’s long struggle for its currency (A Saga Brasileira: A Longa Luta De Um Povo Por Sua Moeda)

BRAZILIAN SAGA stayed at the top of bestseller lists, selling over 70,000 copies! Awards: The Jabuti Prize for Best Reportage Book of 2011 and also the Best Non-Fiction book of the year. The Jabuti prize is Brazil’s biggest literary prize, and virtually the only one for Non-Fiction. Click here for a very insightful and clear […]

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Free City (Cidade livre)

LITERARY FICTION You can’t resist the pleasure of this virtuous, sensitive and humorous story, which is specifically rooted in the history of Brazil and our common modernity. João Almino welcomes us in a hotel with many rooms, and we’re happy to be his guest ~ 20 Minutes on the French translation, Hotel Brasilia It’s an event: […]

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The Book of Emotions (O livro das emoções)

  LITERARY FICTION In a future Brazil, a blind photographer considers a sequence of his old photographs. Isolating in his memory the moments in which they were taken and attempting to analyze them much like a lens, he envisions “a haiku stripped of rhetoric that captures only what is in front of the camera.” Yet, […]

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The Five Seasons of Love (As cinco estações do amor)

  LITERARY FICTION North American critic Marjorie Perloff defines this novel as “brilliant and thought-provoking”. To fulfill a pact made during her student days, fifty-five-year old Ana Kauffman plans a party to celebrate the new millennium. As old friends resurface and the countdown to the new century draws near, Ana’s past undergoes a series of […]

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I Told You So. Gore Vidal Talks Politics – Interviews with John Wiener

HISTORY – POLITICS The book is a tribute to a challenging writer, one who showed great candour. […] These four previously unavailable interviews […] show him talking in his usual provocative, stimulating, humorous and sometimes petty fashion. Witty quips are scattered throughout. ~ The Telegraph Vidal glows when he talks about politics-that much is evident […]

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Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of Internet

CURRENT AFFAIRS Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making […]

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