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Boricua


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I wanted to start reading some books by Brasilian authors, I prefer some that may have either been translated to English or Spanish. I heard about Jorge Amado, are there any more you guys can suggest? I've already bought three of his translated to English. He's extremely vivid in his descriptions, he makes me feel like I'm in Brasil. I'd like to find more books like that written by Brasilians. Thanks :-)

I'd prefer fiction. I have a few books of non-fiction on Brasil.

Also how long would someone have to stay in Brasil to really get a feel for it? I know that's a somewhat silly question, and it's a matter of opinion. But I'd like to get some ideas from all of you here. My sister is a writer and is really interested in Brasil's culture for a book she wants to write, she in fact is why I've become enthralled with Brasil's culture. I find the people some of the most fascinating of the Latin diaspora.

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(Edited by Boricua at 10:36 am on Jan. 25, 2003)

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Ze


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Try something from Luís Fernando Veríssimo, but know that you are losing most of the fun, just because of the translation. Nelson Rodrigues, Machado de Assis and Mario de Andrade, are a few others that I recommend.

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Boricua


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Thank you so much Ze for responding. I will check the authors you mentioned out. I know I am losing part of the fun through translation. I speak, read, and write fluent Spanish, I will look to see if any books have been translated into Spanish. I am also looking into learning Portuguese, so any suggestions on where a good school or tutor my be in the New York City area would be great.

I know, I know . . . I ask for a lot. Thanks again, and have a good day/week.

Anymore suggestions are welcome :-)

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Boricua

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