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A Game
A Game
A Game
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A Game

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"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."

So says Dona Paula to her husband Xavier before they start playing a card game for neither money nor points.

Translated from Portuguese (Brazil) by Juan LePuen

Genre: short story
Length: 6,200 words

Release dateNov 1, 2012
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis is widely regarded as among the greatest Brazilian writers of all time. He was born to a poor family in Rio de Janeiro and, with little formal education, took work as a typographer's apprentice and began to write and publish at age 15. Machado went on to a successful career as a writer of romantic novels and government bureaucrat. In the late 1870s he suffered a severe bout of illness, after which he wrote the ironic, complex masterpieces for which he is now famous, including The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas and Dom Casmurro

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