Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Explore: Rio

Explore The World 2022
through books, films, etc.
July: Rio


The Hour of the Star
by Clarice Lispector
translated by Benjamin Moser
Novella, Classics, Brazil | Published: 2011 (first 1977) | Goodreads

Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M., this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, one of life's unfortunates. Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free/She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be.


Girls from Ipanema (2019)
Netflix season 1
Creator: Giuliano Cedroni, Heather Roth
Stars: Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus
Drama, Romance, Brazil | imdb

After her husband's disappearance, Maria Luiza opens a Bossa Nova club in defiance of her normally conservative demeanor.


Cafe de Casa
in the Castro (here)
Coxinha on mixed greens with fresh passion fruit juice

VISIT: someday...
Livraria Argumento
(details) Rua Dias Ferreira, 417, Leblon
Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil


* part of Explore the World (here)

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