Great News for Brazilian Literature

During a recent presentation at FLIP 2011, the International Literary Festival in Paraty, which happened on July 6-10 this year, Ana de Hollanda, the new Brazilian Minister of Culture, presented a program that will support the translation of Brazilian literary works abroad. The plan is ambitious and involves making US$ 7.6 million available to start translating great works of Brazilian literature into English and Spanish, in 10 years.

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Excelentes notícias para a literatura brasileira

Em uma recente apresentação na FLIP 2011, a Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, que neste ano aconteceu entre 6 e 10 de julho, Ana de Hollanda, Ministra da Cultura, apresentou um programa que apoiará a tradução de obras brasileiras no exterior. O plano é ambicioso: em 10 anos, disponibilizar US$ 7,6 milhões para começar a traduzir as grandes obras da literatura brasileira ao inglês e espanhol.

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Coolest nationality in the world? You betcha!

Beating Singaporeans, Jamaicans, Turks, Belgians, Nepalese, Botswanans, Chinese, Japanese and a few others, Brazilians were awarded the title of coolest nationality in the world by CNN Go.

Surely enough, “Without Brazilians we wouldn’t have samba and Rio carnival; we wouldn’t have the soccer beauty of Pelé and Ronaldo; we wouldn’t have the minuscule swimwear and toned bodies of Copacabana beach; and we wouldn’t have certain eye-watering procedures performed with wax”.

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