The Education of the Stoic – Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith (Editor, Translator)

FEATURED 📌 Rating: ★★★★★ 27/05/17 Review found in a drawer. I’m all of these things, like it or not, in the confused depths of my fatal sensibility. Sou todas essa coisas, embora o não queira, no fundo confuso da minha sensibilidade fatal. ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet/Livro do Desassossego   The Education of the Stoic … More The Education of the Stoic – Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith (Editor, Translator)

One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

Rating: ★★★★ 20/07/18 Soon, we will not be in this world together And all will be a memory: Now, for just a moment, How I wish to meet. — Izumi Shikibu, #56 Better than Neruda, I tell you. One hundred people, one poem each. That’s the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a Japanese anthology compiled by Fujiwara no … More One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

How to Be Perfectly Unhappy – Matthew Inman

Rating: ★★ 20/07/18 This one was a mix. How to Be Perfectly Unhappy is a short collection of lovely drawings that ponder the concept of happiness. Some reflections are of some interest, but not exactly meaningful epiphanies, just stuff you already know; others echo a self-help Coelhish mumbo jumbo about wanting to hurt so you can … More How to Be Perfectly Unhappy – Matthew Inman

Contes En Vingt Lignes – Marguerite Burnat-Provins

Rating: ★★★★ 10/06/18 I haven’t heard of Franco-Swiss writer and painter Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872-1952) until a friend read one of her books a month ago or so and the writing intrigued me. I didn’t find that book so honestly, didn’t have high expectations regarding Contes en vingt lignes – that’s always wise, Plath says. At first, … More Contes En Vingt Lignes – Marguerite Burnat-Provins

The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf

Rating: ★★★★ 27/01/18 What could be more charming than a boy before he has begun to cultivate his intellect? He is beautiful to look at; he gives himself no airs; he understand the meaning of art and literature instinctively; he goes about enjoying his life and making other people enjoy theirs. Then they teach him to … More The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf

Asya – Ivan Turgenev

Rating: ★★★★ 05/02/18 The Peach Blossom Spring is a Chinese tale written by Tao Yuanming (c. 365–427). It tells the story of a fisherman who, by chance, discovers a beautiful place where its community and the natural surroundings were in perfect harmony. Dynasties, people, politics, fashion – everything outside their haven of peace and plenty was … More Asya – Ivan Turgenev