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Reading List: Brazil and Peru > Second List (since the poll)

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message 3: by Betty (last edited Feb 18, 2011 04:02PM) (new)

Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments Making Waves: Essays by Mario Vargas Llosa. If we choose this book, it will be the first compilation of essays we're reading!

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Marieke | 155 comments that could be really interesting...i feel like i need to learn a lot about modern Peru in order to really appreciate his novels. i've only read Death in the Andes. I'm looking forward to "Bad Girl."

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Marieke | 155 comments wow...i just read the book page for "Making Waves." This is really interesting:

"In more recent articles, he considers the terrorism of Peru's Shining Path and the presidency of Alberto Fujimori - and the failures of the English public-school system, which made his son into a Rastafarian."

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Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments I've put "Death in the Andes" in my to-read list even though Vargas Llosa's technique in this novel tends to confound readers. I liked Marieke's review of it.

"The Bad Girl" is a very amusing, surprise-filled novel, and Vargas Llosa a genius of a storyteller, always stretching the reader's imagination to the borders of fantasy. Especially good is his transformations of a single girl throughout the story.

message 7: by Betty (last edited Apr 08, 2011 07:48PM) (new)

Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments Grande Sertão: Veredas/The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa -- Brazil



message 8: by Betty (last edited Mar 09, 2011 08:12AM) (new)

Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments Writers from Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking countries, having been awarded the Camões Prize:

Rubem Fonseca , e.g., The Taker And Other Stories


message 9: by Betty (last edited Mar 09, 2011 08:10AM) (new)

Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments BRAZIL:

First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix

Barbecued Husbands: And Other Stories From The Amazon

Black waltz

December heat
Southwesterly wind
A window in Copacabana
The silence of the rain

Borges and the eternal orangutans
The club of angels

Master of the sea

Eleven minutes:a novel
Warrior of the light:a manual
The Zahir

Tropical truth: a story of music and revolution in Brazil

source: "Translations from the Portuguese" Current Tables of Contents

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Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments PERU:

Since Alfredo Bryce Echenique's A World for Julius: A Novel is a favorite, it seemed worthwhile to locate two more of the author's translated books
Tarzan's Tonsillitis: A Novel -- an epistolary novel

Huerto Cerrado by Alfredo Bryce Echenique -- short stories

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Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments BRAZIL in 1920s-30s: The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles

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Betty Asma (everydayabook) | 3594 comments Brazil is an adventurous, historical epic from the introduction of Portuguese settlers into the mid-nineteen-hundreds. The homesite of the novel is .

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