The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs Cubas (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Portugisiska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2021-08-26
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
Flora Thomson-DeVeaux
Originalspråk
Portuguese
Medarbetare
Eggers, Dave (foreword)
Dimensioner
193 x 130 x 18 mm
Vikt
272 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780143135036

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs Cubas

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A revelatory new translation of the playful, incomparable masterpiece of one of the greatest Black authors in the Americas Machado de Assis is not only Brazil's most celebrated writer but also a writer of world stature. In his masterpiece, the 1881 novel The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs Cubas (also translated as Epitaph of a Small Winner), the ghost of a decadent and disagreeable aristocrat decides to write his memoir. He dedicates it to the worms gnawing at his corpse and tells of his failed romances and half-hearted political ambitions, serves up hare-brained philosophies and complains with gusto from the depths of his grave. Wildly imaginative, wickedly witty and ahead of its time, the novel has been compared to works by Cervantes, Sterne, Joyce, Nabokov, Borges and Calvino, and has influenced generations of writers around the world.
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A glittering masterwork and an unmitigated joy to read . . . It is wholly original and unlike anything other than the many books that came after it and seem to have knowingly or not borrowed from it. . . . This translation is a glorious gift to the world, because it sparkles, because it sings, because it's very funny and manages to capture Machado's inimitable tone, at once mordant and wistful, self-lacerating and romantic -- Dave Eggers A writer a hundred years ahead of his time . . . If Borges is the writer who made Garca Mrquez possible, then it is no exaggeration to say that Machado de Assis is the writer who made Borges possible -- Salman Rushdie One of those thrillingly original, radically skeptical books that will always impress readers with the force of private discovery -- Susan Sontag Is it possible that the most modern, most startlingly avant-garde novel to appear this year was originally published in 1881? . . . Machado's book represents the moment when the novel learned to dance. . . . Flora Thomson-DeVeaux's edition is a gift to scholars . . . [Brs Cubas is] superb company * The New York Times *

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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), the mixed-race grandson of freed slaves, was born in Rio de Janeiro. Largely self-taught, he wrote many novels, stories, plays, and poems, eventually becoming the first President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and gaining recognition as Brazil's greatest writer. Flora Thomson-DeVeaux is a translator, writer, and researcher who studied Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University and earned a PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian studies from Brown University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro. Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.