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Brazilian translation grants; Hurricane Sandy help

November 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Yes, I am still alive and blogging! It feels like I’ve been away from my desk more than at my desk over the past few weeks but I do have a moment to post something. I hope everyone got through the storm ok. More information (en español) about how to get help, if you know anyone who needs it is here.

Via PublishNews Brazil, I found out about a program sponsored by the Biblioteca Nacional that promotes Brazilian literature abroad. Translators can apply to receive grants to translate Brazilian literature into other languages, as well as travel to and within Brazil for research for his or her translations. The article I read is here, and the application and more information is available from the Biblioteca here.

Let me know if you know of any other programs in other countries. I do know of the Dalkey Archive program, but I’m sure there are others.

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Some new titles from Brazil

July 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Three new things just arrived that may interest those researching or studying in Brazilian literature and cultural history.

The first is a new series called Roteiro da poesia brasileira, fifteen titles in all. Each volume in the series deals with a specific topic or decade. The series is mostly an anthology, but also contains a good amount of information about each poet.

The second is a short graphic novel called Quando meu pai se encontrou com o ET fazia um dia quente, by Lourenço Mutarelli. Here are a couple of pages from the book:
And a publisher’s blurb about it is here.

And the third is an unusual title about banquet menus. Yes, banquet menus! But banquet menus from the Belle Époque, when the Brazilian elite were being heavily influenced by French culture and aesthetics. It is titled Para uma história da Belle époque : coleção de cardápios de Olavo Bilac. Those who are interested in food history, the history of the Brazilian elite, relations between France and Brazil, or even in historical graphic design should take a look at this book. Sample page:
More about the book here.

These take a bit of time to get to the shelves (we receive many books throughout the year), but please get in touch if you would like them rush-processed. My e-mail is

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