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Seth Godin

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What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?

Every reader has at least one, that book that never caught on, or is out of print, but that resonates so much with people that they can't forget it. I still remember reading "The Republic of Tea" on the Sunday it came out years ago. And of course, Steve Pressfield's "The War of Art" which I've purchased and handed out a dozen times so far...

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  • Feb 16 2011: I perfect masterpiece: Machado de Assis´ 'Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas' . I`m sure it´s been translated into English; don´t know under what title. And while you´re at it, read "Dom Casmurro", also by M. Assis, also translated into English and, again, I don´t know under what title.
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      Feb 17 2011: For sure it is a gem, since only recently the author's writing have been more publicized in languages other than Portuguese. The titles are: The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis, and Dom Casmurro a Novel. Just to add a final note, Machado de Assis, brazilian novelist and poet is considered the greatest wriiter in brazilian literature.

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