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About corcovadopress

I am the manager of Corcovado Press, which publishes works in English on Brazilian themes. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Troubled Brazil

The last couple of years have not gone well for Brazil.  Our friends in Brazil are frightened.  They are afraid to let their children go out on the streets unaccompanied.  The economy is in recession, dozens of high-level Brazilian politicians … Continue reading

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Why has this blog gone quiet?

Instead of putting energies into this blog, Roa Lynn has been at work on her third novel.  It is the story of a difficult love affair between a Brazilian and an American set in the maritime shipping industry.

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Roa Lynn’s essay in The New Yorker

Roa Lynn has just published an essay  at The New Yorker’s web site about the extraordinary events of the day she visited Pablo Neruda at his home in Isla Negra, Chile.    

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Brazil is having trouble making hotel space available for the World Cup

An article in The Washington Post describes difficulties Brazil is having making sufficient hotel rooms available for visitors to the World Cup games.  As usual, the suffocating Brazilian bureaucracy stands in the way of renovating hotels that were abandoned because … Continue reading

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Nobel prize winner expresses concerns about Brazilian real estate market bubble.

A Reuters article reports concerns by Robert Shiller that there may be a bubble in the Brazilian real estate market.  Shiller won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2013 for work on market bubbles.  Friends in Rio de Janeiro report … Continue reading

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An article in the Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.

An article in The Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.  The article mentions some people  who have faced such difficulties.   The online version of the article unintentionally illustrates some of the problems — it displays a … Continue reading

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A Brazilian hedge fund, 3G, joins Berkshire Hathaway in purchasing H. J. Heinz Co., the maker of ketchup.

A Brazilian hedge fund, 3G, has joined Berkshire Hathaway Corp. in the purchase of H. J. Heinz Co., the maker of Heinz Ketchup.    3G is an investment vehicle owned by Jorge Paulo Lemann, who is thought to be the … Continue reading

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