Machado de Assis
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276 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

5 b/w illus.

Series: Icons of the Luso-Hispanic World

Series Vol. Number: 2

Imprint: Tamesis Books

Machado de Assis

The World Keeps Changing to Remain the Same

by Mario Higa

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A lively and accessible introduction to Machado de Assis and his work
Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is a world-class writer and arguably the greatest of Brazilian literature. Susan Sontag deemed him "the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America," and Harold Bloom, "the supreme black literary artist to date." John Updike called him a "master," and Carlos Fuentes, a "miracle." This book guides the reader through Machado's biography, times, and critical reception and examines his various personas - the translator, poet, playwright, critic, cronista, short story writer, and novelist - paying particular attention to his fictional prose, which most clearly conveys his acerbic criticism of Brazilian society and his deft view of the human condition. The book closes with an updated list of Machado's works available in English translation and a selection of further critical studies.
List of Illustrations

A Note on Translations

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: "Better than Borges"

Chapter Two: Machado de Assis: Life and Ethos

Chapter Three: Translation, Poetry, and Drama: The Quest for Greatness

Chapter Four: Criticism and Crônica: The Quest for Greatness Continues

Chapter Five: Short Stories: The Dialectical Other

Chapter Six: Novels: Lights! Camera! Digression!

Chapter Seven: The World Keeps Changing to Remain the Same

Chapter Eight: The Machado Dictionary

Appendix One: Machado de Assis in English

Appendix Two: On Machado de Assis in English
Bibliography

MARIO HIGA is Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies at Middlebury College.

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Title Details

276 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

5 b/w illus.

Series: Icons of the Luso-Hispanic World

Series Vol. Number: 2

Imprint: Tamesis Books