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The Resource Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson

Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson

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Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel
Title
Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas
Title remainder
a novel
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"Acclaimed translators Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson offer this new rendition of Machado de Assis' classic novel. When the Collected Stories of Machado de Assis was published in 2018, it was hailed as a "literary event" by the LARB and as "landmark... heroically translated" by Benjamin Moser of The New Yorker. Now the "accomplished duo," (Sam Sacks, WSJ) returns with a fresh translation of Machado's definitive work, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas. First published in 1881, it marks a pivotal moment in the development of Machado's career as a writer, as his characteristic flights into the surreal and the absurd became his literary staples. The novel begins with Brás Cubas recounting his own death-so, we quickly learn that these are not posthumous memoirs in the convention sense, but memoirs written, as it were, from the grave. It continues as absurdly as it begins, toggling effortlessly between literary, philosophical, historical, and sometimes wholly nonsensical digressions. He returns to his birth in 1805, and describes a childhood spent tormenting household slaves, succeeding and failing in love, finding friendship, obsessing over frivolities-a life of tedium and yet one that speaks to universal desires and aspirations. At the end of his life, he is proud of one thing: that he had no children to pass on his miserable legacy. Throughout, Bras Cubas' life is bolstered by the playfulness and black humor of Machado's prose, resulting in a work of uproarious mockery but also of great sympathy and melancholy-a tonal mix for which Machado is known and widely admired"--
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1839-1908,
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Machado de Assis
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Costa, Margaret Jull,
  • Patterson, Robin,
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Brazil
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Manners and customs
  • Brazil
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Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1120095208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781631495328
Lccn
2019056120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030248104
System control number
(OCoLC)1120095208
Label
Posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1120095208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781631495328
Lccn
2019056120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030248104
System control number
(OCoLC)1120095208

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