Era(s): 20th century
Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It tells the...
Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
In the interior of Brazil, landless workers battle the owners of vast Fazendas. When a visiting archbishop is assassinated, Mario Silva of the federal police is called upon to investigate. Then a newspaper owner, a TV journalist, a landowner’s...
Location(s): Brazil, Venezuela
Redmond O’Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why… Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or...