The Brazilian Embassy in London’s new book club will be meeting for the first time in January 2015. The idea is that participants should read some of the best-loved classics of Brazilian literature, in Portuguese or English, and then come to monthly meetings at the Embassy to share their thoughts – in English – with fellow readers in a friendly, informal setting.
On the Cultural Section of the Embassy’s website can be found a short biography of the author of the month, a short history of the book and its translation, details of publication formats, and a set of questions to stimulate thinking about the books.
Launch Evening: 15 January 2015 | ‘Quincas Borba’ (1891), by Machado de Assis (image)
19 February 2015 | ‘The Passion According to G.H.’ (1964), by Clarice Lispector
19 March 2015 | ‘Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon’ (1958), by Jorge Amado
16 April 2015 | ‘Iracema, the Honey-lips’ (1886), by José de Alencar
14 May 2015 | ‘Macunaima’ (1928), by Mário de Andrade
18 June 2015 | (‘Os Sertões’) ‘Rebellion in the Backlands’ or ‘Backlands: The Canudos Campaign’ (1902), by Euclides da Cunha
All meetings from 6.30 to 9pm.