Rubem Braga is considered by many to be the greatest Brazilian cronista of the 20th century. He was born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim in 1913 and died in Rio de Janeiro in 1990. In addition to his prolific career as a writer, he worked as a journalist for almost all the top periodicals in Brazil, and was a foreign correspondent in Italy, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, and the US. He also served as the Brazilian ambassador to Morocco for three years.
Translated from the Portuguese by Rachel Morgernstern-Clarren