Luís Fernando Veríssimo

Luís Fernando Veríssimo was born in 1936 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The son of author and professor Érico Veríssimo, he grew up between Brazil and the US. He has published several novels, and his crônicas have appeared in major national publications. He was also the author of As Cobras, a comic strip that began in 1975, in the midst of the military dictatorship, and ran for twenty years.

  • A close up photograph of a Nicoise salad
    Photo: cyclonebill / Flickr In this political satire, an innocent meal becomes a bureaucratic nightmare. The maître d’, who was called over by the waiter, asked: “Is there a problem,...

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