All eyes will be on Brazil this month, the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Perhaps no other country exemplifies the challenges of contemporary life than Brazil. Case in point: Rio de Janeiro: Extreme City by Luiz Eduardo Soares, a recent book focusing on the city’s (and country’s) struggles with crime, poverty and pollution, in the voices of those who are facing these and other hurdles.
Societal and psychological struggles are mined by novelists such as Jorge Amado, Machado de Assis and Clarice Lispector, the latter now seen as one of the great innovators of 20th-Century literature.
Books by these inimitable stylists, nonfiction titles and travel guides are all on hand this month at Dulwich Books. Pop by for a look!