Why I Love The Blogosphere Part II

I first discovered how beautiful Portuguese is as a kid, when I heard a Juan Carlos Jobim/Frank Sinatra Portugese/English duet of “The Girl From Ipanema.” Don’t laugh — the song has become overplayed kitsch, sure, but that version was and is lovely.


I’m also a fan of Dorothy Parker, because she was a viciously talented writer of great impact — and was pretty and could drink me under the table.

There’s a blog-related point here, so keep reading.

So you can imagine my delight this morning when journalist Nelson Ascher sends me two of his own translations of Parker poems — into Portuguese.

Here’s one:


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