The Casual Academic Podcast
About This Show
In-depth literary discussion without the pretence. Just good books. Based out of Madrid, Spain, we compress big ideas and college-level discussion of literature into a digestible, entertaining format.
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Aside 12 - Brazilian Lit Month, an introduction to Clarice Lispector & "The Hour of the Star"
3 days ago
The Casual Academic's Brazilian Literature Month has officially started! You might say, isn't it March 20th? Well, you would be right, but we operate on a calendar the likes of Borges would appreciate. On this Aside, we speculate on the reasons why Brazilian Literature isn't the powerhouse it should be, and we present our two featured authors - Clarice Lispector and Machado de Assis. We briefly discuss the life and work of Lispector, and Alex shares his experience reading "The Hour of the Star." Last but not least, we also preview the next episode on Clarice's first novel "Near to the Wild Heart."