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The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

Paperback

Series: Library of Latin America

Literary CriticismClassic FictionLiterary Fiction

ISBN10: 0195101707
ISBN13: 9780195101706
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Published: Dec 10 1998
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.71
Height: 0.60 Width: 5.56 Depth: 8.60
Language: English
Be aware that frankness is the prime virtue of a dead man, writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. But while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's
greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is the story of an unheroic man with half-hearted political ambitions, a harebrained idea for curing the world of melancholy, and a thousand quixotic theories unleashed from beyond the grave. It is a novel that has influenced

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