December 5, 2018

 

Capitolina Books / Oblique has invited a number of literary personalities, being writers, publishers and journalists to list the best books in 2018.

Capitolina Books / Oblique convidou personalidade da literatura como escritores, editores e jornalistas para listarem os...

The first chapter of "Rio Paris Rio" by Luciana Hidalgo, translated by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

Maria’s room has all the symmetry and perfection that she expects from the world. Small, square, it is cut by straight lines, with equal angles and sides. She measures...

September 22, 2017

One of the most iconic and complex reads in Brazilian literature, "Grandes Sertões Veredas" by Guimarães Rosa is an undisputable classic. Perhaps for the Brazilian reader its glory lies in its rich and intricate vocabulary, something that would challenge even the most...

September 15, 2017

Music! Said Casandra, turning on the Bang & Olufsen in the corner of the room, adorned by a little stage. Gasping and grunting, Negroni climbed up until he reached her lap, as she stroked and pampered him around the ears, in the eyes, in the mouth.

I noted with regret t...

September 14, 2017

It was Scandinavia, so there was silence

in the airport, silence in the taxi queue, silence in the hotel,

silence in the automatic doors of the orange train crossing the bridge.

In the bicycles, too, everywhere, and in the jazz at the side of the canal.

I drank good beer,...

September 13, 2017

OBLIQUE: D.G. Meyers wrote an article to the "Commentary" magazine a few years back stating that literary journalism is fancy journalism, highbrow journalism. He identifies it as journalism plus fine writing. "It is journalism with literary pretensions", he writes. Wit...

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