Caio Fernando Abreu Archive

Distraction and Delight in Caio Fernando Abreu’s Moldy Strawberries

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Caio Fernando Abreu’s stories suggest that states of distraction are what allow desire to surface in the first place. They lie somewhere between fables with wry moral lessons and diary entries full of emotional impasses.

Step Inside My Skin and Dance Around in It: On Literary Translation

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For days, while I revised my translation, I looked for the right words to tell the protagonist’s mother that he’s terminally ill. Even though the protagonist’s life is nothing like my own, I couldn’t help but climb inside his skin and walk around in it.