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Esau and Jacob (Library of Latin America)

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Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a heroic biblical fable, Machado de Assis gives us a story of the petty squabbles, conflicting ambitions, doubts, and insecurities that are part of the human condition.

About the Author

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), the descendent of African slaves, is considered one of the greatest Latin American authors of the last century. His novels include The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, and Dom Casmurro. Dain Borges is a Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego and is author of The Family in Bahia. Carlos Felipe Moisés is a Brazilian poet and literary critic. Elizabeth Lowe is the author of The City in Brazilian Literature. She lives in Gainesville, FL.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195108118
Translator:
Lowe, Elizabeth
Translator:
Borges, Dain Edward
Editor:
Moises, Carlos Felipe
Author:
null, Joaquim Maria
Author:
Borges, Dain
Author:
null, Dain
Author:
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Author:
Moises, Carlos Felipe
Author:
null, Elizabeth
Author:
Machado De Assis, Joaquim Maria
Author:
null, Carlos Felipe
Author:
Machado, Joaquim Maria
Author:
Lowe, Elizabeth
Author:
Borges, Dain Edward
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Central & South American
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America (Paperback)
Series Volume:
104-397
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.14x5.46x.80 in. .76 lbs.

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