George Monteiro, professor emeritus of English and of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University

“This anthology is the first of its kind, and, for the moment at least, unique, though its uniqueness, I predict (and hope), will not last long.  Editorially, it is also a canny book, for it offers glimpses and tastes of excellent writing, with no risk of surfeit.  There is just enough here to make one wish for more.”