Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!
This week's piquant tale is a puerile journey of perfidious intimacy bred of propinquity. Also, we learned a lot of new words that we wanted to squeeze into this intro!!
Our story was chosen by Ken from the catalogue of Brazilian Literature. Author Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, a criminally under appreciated artist in the English speaking world, brought us "The Fortune Teller," a short that will certainly please any fans of the Soap Opera or Telenovela genre. And really anyone else. Filled with over the top emotions, and a shocking number of Shakespeare references, this story literally fixed Heather's brain. Just ask her.
Over the hour-ish long episode, your hosts dive into the writing, but also discuss such topics as:
Who's hot for teacher?
Can nuns run track?
What is the significance of raisins?
"The Fortune Teller" was first published in Portuguese in 1884, and this translation into English was made in 1921.
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Now sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.
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