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Jacinto Lucas Pires' award-winning novel, "The True Actor," is the perfect illustration of writer Pedro Mexia's statement: "Portugal is traveling through a black tunnel where the light at the end is merely a train about to crash into it." The novel "The True Actor" is the perfect illustration of writer Pedro Mexia's statement: "Portugal is traveling through a black tunnel where the light at the end is merely a train about to crash into it."

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Robert Pinsky, three-time poet laureate of the U.S., recalls with nostalgia the young woman who stood up to give a graduation speech but instead declared her disdain for the commencement speaker’s use of “a lot of rhetoric.”

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