Described by his biographer David Jackson as ‘the major figure of all time in Latin American literature’, the 19th-century Brazilian novelist has been unjustly neglected in the English-speaking world. 573 mais palavras
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Why I went…
When I moved to Brazil, I acculturated by reading Brazilian literature. I read a lot of Machado de Assis. He lived from 1839 to 1908, and is generally thought to be the best writer Brazil’s ever produced. 195 mais palavras
Just prepared my meeting notes on the second Brazilian novel I have read, Counselor Ayres’ Memorial, in conjunction with an essay on Brazilian realism.
Brazilian realism : The usage of this noun, referring to a supposed closeness between artworks and their closeness to their environment, is not viable because what is “real” and what is “corresponding” or “close to Reality” has been proven to be variable with time. 846 mais palavras