The Verb – BBC Radio 3

Brazil – Experiments in Living
11 December 2020

This week Ian McMillan dives into the word ‘Brazil’ and ‘Brazilian’, discovering irony, fusion and confusion, and the astonishing ability of one of its most famous novelists, Clarice Lispector, to dilate time. He also translates a Brazilian poem into Yorkshire dialect to see what happens to the tone.

With Toby Litt, Victor Esses, Angélica Freitas and Natan Barreto.

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