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Os Mensageiros secundários (Colecção ficção portug&hellip by Clara Pinto Correia
First of all, I admire the courage for writing about something that's so deeply carved in portuguese soul: the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, known as The Great Earthquake. It destroyed most of the buildings of the city, which at the time was one of the largest and most important ones in Europe. It wasn't a single event: earthquake, tsunami, fire. As if all of God's wrath was unleashed over Lisbon in that particular moment. At least that's what people thought, then. And the signs. Dozens of signs, announcing the disaster. Not the usual ones. Monster reports in China, in Morocco, in Russia. Apparently not related with the event. Apparently. A beautifully written book, essentially. Open your eyes:… Read more
Return of the Crazy Bird: The Sad, Strange Tale of&hellip by Clara Pinto-Correia
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Clara Pinto Correia is a portuguese biologist, whose work is internationally recognized. But she is also an acclaimed novelist, and it's hard not to find evidence of her literary taste in her scientific works. Originally titled "Dodologia" (Dodology), this book follows the evolution of the Dodo bird up to its extinction, and further, as the remains of the last Dodos parade through enlightenement Europe, included in bizarre item collections. It's delightful to witness how the extinct bird came to be part of european mythology, and at a time considered a scientific hoax. This is a wonderful introduction to the history of the "crazy bird" ("pássaro doudo", in old portuguese), and I… Read more

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