Read an exclusive story from Nineteen Claws and a Black Bird by Agustina Bazterrica

About the book On hearing her neighbour’s body plummet onto her patio, a woman’s comfortable life seems to split open. A cab driver’s perfectly manicured nails may be concealing grisly secrets. A woman whose partner has left her begins to…

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An Introduction to Machado de Assis, by one of his contemporaries Tristão da Cunha

Posted 26th October 2022

Machado de Assis, who came to be the finest prose-writer in the Portuguese language, died on September 29th last, in Rio de Janeiro, the city where he was born in 1839, and which he never left. He divided his time…

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