Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

A stunning novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers. Like other great 19th-century novels, Machado de Assis's DOM CASMURRO explores the themes of marriage and adultery.

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520007905

Category: Adultery

Page: 269

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A stunning novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers. Like other great 19th-century novels, Machado de Assis's DOM CASMURRO explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel from the realism of its contemporaries, and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style--a literary genius of the rarest kind.
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

Many readers , unable to believe this man and woman figments of a human
imagination , have identified “ Dom Casmurro ” Santiago with Machado de Assis ,
and have even sought to find a Capitú in his life . But the fictional character Dom
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

A versatile and well-read man in the nineteenth-century mode, a lawyer and an
ex-seminarist, Dom Casmurro is well versed in the rhetoric used in the law courts
of his time. It is he who provides the arguments in the case he moves against the
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Author: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195103090

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Like other great nineteenth century novels--The Scarlet Letter, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary--Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style. As he recounts the events of his life from the vantage of a lonely old age, the narrator Bento continually interrupts his story to reflect on the writing of it. But the novel is more than a performance of stylistic acrobatics. It is an ironic critique of Catholicism, in which God appears as a kind of divine accountant whose ledgers may be balanced in devious as well as pious ways. It is also a story about love and its obstacles, about deception and self-deception, and about the failure of memory to make life's beginning fit neatly into its end.This crisp new translation by John Gledson is the only complete, unabridged, and annotated edition available of one of the most distinctive novels of the turn of the century.
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Retired Dreams

Retired Dreams

The book is pervaded by a sense of change; its narrator/protagonistseems caught between a primitive mentality of archetype and a consciousness ofthe transitory modern world. Retired Dreams exploresthis tension.

Author: Paul B. Dixon

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173022160989

Category: Literary Criticism

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Retired Dreams discusses Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro,Brazil's greatest novel and one of the little-recognized masterpieces of allthe America's. Published precisely at the turn of the century, Dom Casmurro canbe considered a literary milestone, giving the last word on the tradition ofthe realistic bourgeois novel and opening the door to the preoccupations ofcontemporary writers. The book is pervaded by a sense of change; its narrator/protagonistseems caught between a primitive mentality of archetype and a consciousness ofthe transitory modern world. Retired Dreams exploresthis tension. Dixon identifies the quest myth, highly displaced, as theunderlying narrative model and the shaper of the narrator's thinking. Hedevotes separate chapters to the function of time, to the rebirth motif, therole of matriarchy and patriarchy, the voyage motif and woman as anima, andsymbols and primitivism. Particular attention is given to the role of the majortropes (metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony) as devices permitting boththe connection and the distancing between the tradition of heroic discourse andthe domesticated, unheroic reality of the novel's characters. Through thisrhetorical-mythic lens, the book examines many of the factors that havecontinued to fascinate both general readers and critics - the work's ambiguousplot and characterization its problematic ideology its self-conscious artistryand its cosmic vision.
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Dom Casmurro a Novel

Dom Casmurro  a Novel

Many readers , unable to believe this man and woman figments of a human
imagination , have identified “ Dom Casmurro " Santiago with Machado de Assis ,
and have even sought to find a Capitú in his life . But the fictional character Dom
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Author: Machado de Assis

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ISBN: UCSC:32106006096454

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The Deceptive Realism of Machado de Assis

The Deceptive Realism of Machado de Assis

This book argues, against the critical consensus, that Machado's work is in essence realist, and that Dom Casmurro in particular offers a coherent and disenchanted vision of Brazilian society in the reign of Pedro II. Slavery, the ...

Author: John Gledson

Publisher: Francis Cairns

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173026614320

Category: History

Page: 215

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The Brazilian Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1839, is regarded as the greatest Latin-American novelist of the nineteenth century. Dom Casmurro (1899) is one of his most important works. Its narrator, Bento, who is also its central character, sets out to convince the reader, on insufficient grounds, of the adultery of his wife, Capitu. The complexity and irony which results from this mode of presentation have led critics to see Dom Casmurro as a precursor of the fictional experimentation of the twentieth century. This book argues, against the critical consensus, that Machado's work is in essence realist, and that Dom Casmurro in particular offers a coherent and disenchanted vision of Brazilian society in the reign of Pedro II. Slavery, the "religious question", the relationship between traditional values and developing capitalism, even the Paraguayan War - all lie ominously concealed in the background to the domestic history of Bento and Capitu. John Gledson begins his analysis of Dom Casmurro by negotiating the labyrinth of Bento's narration; in the first chapter he shows that there is not only another possible version of the events related by Bento, but also another Bento, a sinister representative of his social class. The second chapter establishes the "true" plot of the novel, drawing its origins both from Machado's earlier fiction and from the patriarchal and paternalistic society of the period. Chapters three and four explain how various key episodes must be allegorically understood as part of Machado's vision of the politics and ideology of the Second Reign. The concluding chapter, summing up the main strands of the argument, points out that the habits of thought which govern the narration are also those which govern the class and society to which Bento belongs. The argument throughout is supported by extensive quotations from the Portuguese, with English translation. This study of Dom Casmurro lays the basis for a more "realistic" and comprehensive understanding of a major novelist. It has important implications for the general study of the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century novel, as well as for the history of Brazilian and Latin-American literature.
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Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis

This book is designed not only to call new attention to this master but also to raise questions about the nature of literature itself and current alternative views on how it can be approached.

Author: Richard Graham

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ISBN: UOM:39015048753514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908) never left Brazil and rarely traveled outside his native city of Rio de Janeiro, yet he is widely acknowledged by those who have read him as one of the major authors of the nineteenth century. His works are full of subtle irony, relentless psychological insights, and brilliant literary innovations. Yet, because he wrote in Portuguese, a language outside the mainstream of Western culture, those with access to his writings are relatively few. This book is designed not only to call new attention to this master but also to raise questions about the nature of literature itself and current alternative views on how it can be approached. Four essays address the question of Machado' "realism" in the five masterpiece novels of his maturity, especially Dom Casmurro. The noted contributors include John Gledson (University of Liverpool), Joatilde;o Adolfo Hansen (Universidade de Satilde;o Paulo), Sidney Chalhoub (Universidade de Campinas), and Daphne Patai (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). Dain Borges of the University of California at San Diego says, "[This is the] only collection explicitly debating the question that polarizes contemporary Brazilian criticism of Machado de Assis: was he a sophisticated late realist, or was he a pioneering anti-realist, even a postmodernist? The [essayists] marshal their evidence and argument with virtuosity andarrive at sharply opposing conclusions."
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Thought

Thought

At the end of his life Cubas considers himself a small winner because he at least
leaves behind no children to carry on the burden of misery. Dom Casmurro, a
story of betrayal) attempts tragedy and achieves pathos. Still it is by far the best of
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The New Brazil

The New Brazil

His novels Braz Cubas , Quincas Borba , Dom Casmurro , Yayá Garcia and
Resurreição , are among the most popular in the Portuguese language , the
portrayal of national life and character which he presents , with charming
frankness and ...

Author: Marie Robinson Wright

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ISBN: UCAL:C2748590

Category: Brazil

Page: 494

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Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis

Author: Antônio Fonseca Pimentel

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172013536134

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Page: 26

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Opportunity

Opportunity

His books are : Contos Flumineuses ; Circulo Vicioso ; Mosca Azul ; Culto ( 0 ) Do
Dever ; Dom Casmurro ; Fonasteiro ; Historias de Meira Noite ; Historias sem
Data ; Mao ( A ) Ea Luva ; Memorial de Cyres ; Memorias Posthumas de Meu Tio
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ISBN: MINN:31951001899716F

Category: Blacks

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The Warner Library

The Warner Library

His novels most worthy of mention are ( Dom Casmurro , ) Quinas Borba , ) and
the masterpiece ( Memorias de Braz Cubas . ) As the medium of Brazilian
publicity is chiefly the daily paper , tales and descriptive articles form a large part
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Brazilian Literature

Brazilian Literature

It was during this fruitful phase that he produced the Memorias Postumas de Braz
Cubas , Quincas Borba , * * Historias Sem Data , Dom Casmurro , Varias
Historias , and other notable works . His long fiction , as his short , exhibits the
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Author: Isaac Goldberg

Publisher: New York, Knopf

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173024514674

Category: Brazilian literature

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REVISTA

REVISTA

Author: Academia Brasileira de Letras

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ISBN: UIUC:30112033797215

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Inter America

Inter America

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ISBN: UCAL:B3057568

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The Crisis

The Crisis

The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African ...

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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The Psychiatrist and Other Stories

The Psychiatrist and Other Stories

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact.

Author: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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ISBN: 9780520368347

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Page: 160

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1963.
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Brazilian Tales

Brazilian Tales

It was during this fruitful period that Memorias Postumas de Braz Cubas, Quincas
Borbas, Historias Sent Data, Dom Casmurro, Varias Historias and other notable
works were produced. The three tales by Machado de Assis in this volume are ...

Author: Isaac Goldberg

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045049397

Category: Brazil

Page: 149

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Categories: Brazil