MACHADO DE ASSIS: Reflections on a Brazilian Master Writer.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, (1999.). First edition - Four essays that discuss the writing and major novels of the noted 19th century Brazilian author Machado de Ass’s - who despite all obstacles - he was the son of a mulatto house painter, educated primarily in "the kitchen of a girl's school" where his stepmother worked, suffered from illness and epilepsy since childhood, never travelled outside Brazil and rarely left his native Rio de Janeiro - became one of the greatest Brazilian writers, known for his psychological insights and his literary brilliance. This book includes "Dom Casmurro: Realism and Internationalism Revisted" by John Gledson, "Dom Casmurro: Simulacrum and Allegory" by Jo‹o Adolfo Hansen, "Dependents Play Chess: Political Dialogues in Machado de Ass’s" by Sidney Chalhoub, and "Machado in English" by Daphne Patai. Edited and with an introduction by Richard Graham. A title in the Critical Reflections on Latin America Series. References, index. 134 pp. ISBN: 0-292728220.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.