Category Archives: Beyond Bullfights & Ice Hockey

On Falling from Grace – author and reader

This post includes my clarifications (in the guise of a response) to a few points/interpretations raised by Emanuel Melo regarding a few essays in Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey.  I deemed the response  necessary and relevant in light of his … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Response to Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey

Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: A Reader’s Response By Emanuel Melo   I overheard a conversation between a father, his wife and daughter while at lunch at Le Petit Château in Quebec City the other day. “What are you planning … Continue reading

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Poetic & Lyrical – impressions by Irene Marques

Irene Marques on Beyond Bullfights & Ice Hockey (essays) Paulo da Costa has a poetic and lyrical voice that is beautiful. It is an appeasing murmur conducive to meditation putting into question the acceptance of the mundane or the fashions of … Continue reading

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Interview in Portuguese-American Review

original interview in Portuguese-American Review   Portuguese-American Review – Congratulations on publishing “Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: Essays on Language, Identity and Writing Culture”. What is this book’s genre or category? paulo da costa – The book can be seen … Continue reading

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The Guest who refuses to be polite – impressions by Emanuel Melo

I’m hanging out with paulo da costa these days. On the crowded subway ride to work in the morning and again in the evening on the way home I listen to him; those around me don’t. But I prefer listening … Continue reading

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Obligatory reading for the North American Luso Diaspora – impressions by Diniz Borges

Diniz Borges on Beyond Bullfights & Ice Hockey (essays) Just began to read this new book of essays by paulo da costa. The first essay is amazing. Paulo is a great writer. The title of the book is great. Indeed, … Continue reading

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New book: Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey

Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey Essays on Identity, Language and Writing Culture A book of twelve essays, musings, thoughts, inner conversations, arguments and rambles written over the course of two decades. For those who believe the book is obsolete and … Continue reading

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Mass Storytelling

– paulo da costa     Sunday morning in my neighbourhood. Cars pull into parking lots and doors slam shut. This domino of bangs echoes a timeless, proverbial Big Bang of life-changing events. The amiable people exchange smiles and jovial … Continue reading

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Beyond Bullfights and Hockey

  – AN ARCHITECTURE OF MULTICULTURAL IDENTITY –   Homens que são como lugares mal situados Homens que são como casas saqueadas […] Homens encarcerados abrindo-se com facas Homens que são como danos irreparáveis Homens que são sobreviventes vivos Homens … Continue reading

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The Story

  (…) excerpts   2. resuscitation Word and story can function as an emergency resuscitation for our numbed selves, quagmired in hopelessness and exhaustion, buried in overworking conditions. This rubbing of words generates sparks to illuminate the atrophied mind after … Continue reading

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