Machado de Assis by K. David Jackson

Machado de Assis A Literary Life Hardcover Jul 3 2015

By K. David Jackson
Hardcover
$26.63 USD

Novelist, poet, playwright, and short story writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is widely regarded as Brazil's greatest writer, although his work is still too little read outside his native country. In this first comprehensive English-language examination of Machado since Helen Caldwell's seminal 1970 study, K. David Jackson reveals Machado de Assis as an important world author, one of the inventors of literary modernism whose writings profoundly influenced some of the most celebrated authors of the twentieth century, including Jose Saramago, Carlos Fuentes, and Donald Barthelme. Jackson introduces a hitherto unknown Machado de Assis to readers, illuminating the remarkable life, work, and legacy of the genius whom Susan Sontag called "the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America" and whom Allen Ginsberg hailed as "another Kafka." Philip Roth has said of him that "like Beckett, he is ironic about suffering." And Harold Bloom has remarked of Machado that "he's funny as hell."

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication date
Jul 3 2015
Language
English
Pages
360
ISBN-13
9780300180824
ISBN-10
0300180829
Weight
590g
Dimensions
156.0mm x 235.0mm