José Carlos Eiras Archive

Rope Pump

I opened the door and left because it was hotter inside the cab  of that pickup truck then outdoors. You couldn’t hear any rustling sound from the coffee trees’ leaves, there was not even a small breeze. The sun was so hot I could ...Read More

In & Of Itself

We left the theater with our heads spinning, wondering if the brick would be right there on that corner. We didn’t go to see, we missed the opportunity to find out if what we had seen in the theater was true or a real ...Read More

Covid Times

The pandemic we’re living in changed my life and also my wife’s life. We stay home, don’t go out regularly for breakfast. Restaurant for lunch or dinner, don’t even talk, almost never and yet only when restaurant offers tables outside, respects social distancing and ...Read More

The Little Candle Usher

The audience that shortly before had shouted, booed, kicked chairs now exploded in applause and happy shouts. Certain things, certain facts we do not forget and over time it seems they become clearer in our memory. We can easily forget what happened yesterday, but ...Read More

President, The Myth

The president’s story, who is admired and worshiped by many, was over time showing defects, grooves, then severe cracks. Today I realize that what I knew about him was largely a myth that would undoubtedly suffer more damage if he had not died so ...Read More

Character Without Owner

The door opened, I entered the hall with my high school colleagues and didn’t understand what was in front of me. At that time high school came after elementary school, there was no mid-school. Who took us there, was my chemistry and physics teacher, ...Read More

Framed

Despite having good writers, Brazil has not yet won the literature Nobel Prize. Several of its Latin American brothers won. There were six in all. Chileans Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971), Guatemalan Miguel Ángel Asturias (1967), Colombian Gabriel García Márquez (1982), Mexican ...Read More