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The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Library of Latin America)

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"Be aware that frankness is the prime virtue of a dead man," writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. But while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is the story of an unheroic man with half-hearted political ambitions, a harebrained idea for curing the world of melancholy, and a thousand quixotic theories unleashed from beyond the grave. It is a novel that has influenced generations of Latin American writers but remains refreshingly and unforgettably unlike anything written before or after it. Newly translated by Gregory Rabassa and superbly edited by Enylton de Sá Rego and Gilberto Pinheiro Passos, this Library of Latin America edition brings to English-speaking readers a literary delight of the highest order.

Synopsis:

Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is considered the pre-eminent writer of Brazil. This text is a translation of his memoirs.

About the Author

Gregory Rabassa is the highly acclaimed translator of One Hundred Years of Solitude and many other works of Latin American fiction. Enylton de Sá Rego is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. Gilberto Pinheiro Passos is a Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of São Paulo.

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Isabella Santos, June 21, 2009 (view all comments by Isabella Santos)
This book is one of the best of Machado de Assis. Trying to discover what in his life get wrong he starts to tell his life story, but the narrative has only the protagonist point of view, we only know about his impressions, his side of the story and just what he wants us to know. It´s the biggest point in the book: we can trust what he says?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195101706
Editor:
Passos, Gilberto Pinheiro
Other:
De Assis, Joaquim M.
Author:
Pinheiro Passos, Gilberto
Author:
null, Gregory
Author:
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Author:
Enylton de S� Rego
Author:
de, Enylton
Author:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Enylton de S? Rego
Author:
null, Gilberto
Author:
Machado De Assis, Joaquim Maria
Author:
Machado, Joaquim Maria
Author:
null, Joaquim Maria
Author:
de S? Rego, Enylton
Author:
null, Enylton
Author:
Gilberto Pinheiro Passos
Author:
de Sá Rego, Enylton
Author:
Enylton de Sá Rego
Author:
de S� Rego, Enylton
Author:
Pinheiro, Gilberto
Author:
Enylton de S Rego
Author:
De Sa Rego, Enylton
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America
Series Volume:
Volume 1: Introducti
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5.3 x 7.9 x 0.4 in 0.7 lb

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