The Pleasure You Suffer: A Saudade Anthology (Paperback)

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By Gerald Brennan (Editor), Leanna Gruhn (Editor)
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Saudade reportedly has no direct English translation; it's a Portuguese word describing the nostalgic longing for something that may never return, or may not exist. This feeling can be strangely comforting; author Manuel de Mello calls it "A pleasure you suffer, an ailment you enjoy." It permeates the music of Brazil, another nation steeped in slavery and sadness and the hope for a better life. Yet this heartsick yearning's actually very familiar to those of us born and raised in North America; we often call it "the blues." This saudade-themed anthology explores this fascinating emotional territory in exciting poems and stories from a range of new and up-and-coming authors--pieces that linger after the last page is turned.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780986092268
ISBN-10: 0986092266
Publisher: Tortoise Books
Publication Date: June 10th, 2016
Pages: 276
Language: English