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Epitaph of a Small Winner - Machado de Assis, William L. Grossman, Susan Sontag
Epitaph of a Small Winner
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In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel García Márquez and Jorge Luis Borges,... show more
In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel García Márquez and Jorge Luis Borges, Epitaph for a Small Winner, first published in 1880, is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history as well as “one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature” (Salman Rushdie).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374531232 (0374531234)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
Series: Trilogia Realista (#1)
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MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
“Do not mourn the dead. They know what they are doing.” ― Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the StarWith those lines, Lispector might have introduced this novel by her countryman. Told from the other side of the grave, we learn of the narrator’s small successes and small failures, ultimately balanced i...
javajunco
javajunco rated it
5.0 Epitaph of a Small Winner
It has diagrams!
SJane
SJane rated it
Original and very entertaining. But more prosecco than champagne.
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