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In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel García Márquez and Jorge Luis Borges, Epitaph for a Small Winner, first published in 1880, is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history as well as “one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature” (Salman Rushdie).

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“I am a deceased writer not in the sense of one who has written and is now deceased, but in the sense of one who had died and is now writing.” So begins the posthumous memoir of Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian. Though the grave has given Cubas the distance to examine his rather undistinguished life, it has not dampened his sense of humor. In the tradition of Laurence Sterns Tristram Shamdy, Epitaph of a Small Winner is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history.

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Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is considered one of Brazils greatest novelists.

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ISBN:
9780374521929
Subtitle:
A Novel
Translator:
Grossman, William L.
Translator:
Grossman, William L.
Author:
Grossman, William L.
Author:
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Author:
Assis, Machado de
Author:
de Assis, Machado
Author:
de, Machado
Author:
Sontag, Susan
Author:
De Assis, Machado
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19900801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.52 x 0.66 in

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“I am a deceased writer not in the sense of one who has written and is now deceased, but in the sense of one who had died and is now writing.” So begins the posthumous memoir of Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian. Though the grave has given Cubas the distance to examine his rather undistinguished life, it has not dampened his sense of humor. In the tradition of Laurence Sterns Tristram Shamdy, Epitaph of a Small Winner is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history.

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