Fiction. Latin American Studies. Translated by Alex Ladd. Still relatively unknown in the United States, Nelson Rodrigues (1912 -1980) is considered by many to be Brazil's greatest playwright. The fifty-eight stories in this collection are gathered from his newspaper column, A Vida Como Ela E (LIFE AS IT IS). Written in the 1950s, these stories have since been republished numerous times in Brazil, where they have been adapted for theater, television and cinema. Available in English for the first time, LIFE AS IT IS provides a beguiling showcase for the mordant wit and biting insights of one of the twentieth century's most singular talents.
Life As It Is
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