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Author Machado de Assis, 1839-1908, author.

Title The collected stories of Machado de Assis / Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F MACHADOD    AVAILABLE
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Description xxv, 930 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Contents Rio tales (1870) -- Miss dollar -- Luis Soares -- The woman in black -- Augusta's secret -- Confessions of a young widow -- Straight line, curved line -- Brother Simao -- MIdnight tales (1873) -- The blue flower -- Luis Duarte's wedding -- Much heat, little light -- The gold watch -- Point of view -- Miscellaneous papers (1882) -- The alienist -- How to be a bigwig -- The Turkish slipper -- In the ark -- Dona Benedita -- The Bonze's secret -- The loan -- The most serene repulic -- The mirror -- A visit from Alcibiades -- Testamentary diposition -- Undated stories (1884) -- The devil's church -- The lapse -- Final chapter -- Nuptial song -- A strange thing -- Posthumous picture gallery -- The chapter on hats -- An Alexandria tale -- Cousins from Sapucaia! -- A lady -- Pecuniary anecdote -- Fulano -- Second life -- Admiral's night -- A sacristan's manuscript -- Ex cathedra -- Galvao's wife -- The academics of Siam -- Assorted stories (1896) -- The fortune teller -- Among saints -- Her arms -- Fame -- The object of desire -- The secret cause -- Trio in a minor -- Adam and Eve -- The gentleman's companion -- Mr. diplomat -- Mariana -- A school tale -- An apologue -- Dona Paula -- Life! -- The canon, or the metaphysics of style -- Collected pages (1899) -- The cane -- The dictionary -- A wanderer -- Eternal -- Midnight mass -- Canary thoughts -- Xerxes's tears -- Old letters -- Relics from an old house (1906) -- Father against mother -- Maria Cora -- Funeral March -- A captain of volunteers -- Into the mire! -- The holiday -- Evolution -- Pylades and Orestes -- The tale of the cabriolet.
Summary "Predominantly set in the late nineteenth-century aspiring world of Rio de Janeiroa city in the midst of an intense transformation from colonial backwater to imperial metropolisthe postcolonial realism of Machados stories anticipates a dominant theme of twentieth-century literature. Readers witness the bourgeoisie of Rio both at play, and, occasionally, attempting to be serious, as depicted by the chief character of zThe Alienist,y who makes naively grandiose claims for his Brazilian hometown at the expense of the cultural capitals of Europe. Signifiers of new wealth and social status abound through the landmarks that populate Machados stories, enlivening a world in the throes of transformation: from the elegant gardens of Passeio Público and the vibrant Rua do Ouvidorthe long, narrow street of fashionable shops, theaters and cafés, zthe Via Dolorosa of long-suffering husbandsyto the port areas of Saúde and Gamboa, and the former Valongo slave market."--Dust jacket.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Fiction.
Genre Short stories.
Added Author Costa, Margaret Jull, translator.
Patterson, Robin, translator.
Added Title Short stories. English.
ISBN 9780871404961 (hardcover)
0871404966 (hardcover)
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