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Machado de Assis

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Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839–1908) is recognized by critics as Brazil's greatest writer. Among his novels, Dom Casmurro and The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas are acknowledged masterpieces of world literature. If he had written in French instead of Portuguese, it has been said, he would today be universally recognized as the equal of Flaubert and Hugo.

Articles by Machado de Assis

A Visit from Alcibiades
By Machado de Assis
A Letter from Appeals Court Judge X to the Chief of the Imperial Court PoliceThe Court, September 20, 1875Your Excellency must excuse the tremulous handwriting and the rambling style, both of which will…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
Justice Unbalanced
By Machado de Assis
One night, many years ago, I was strolling with a friend on the terrace of the São Pedro de Alcântara Theater. It was between the second and third acts of the play The Sentence, or The Tribunal of the…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers