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The Bons Dias! Chronicles of Machado de Assis (1888-1889)

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In 1888 and 1889, Brazil's most renowned writer, Machado de Assis, wrote a series of chronicles, or essays, for the Gazeta de Not cias, published in Rio de Janeiro. This was a very exciting time to be reporting in Brazil. In 1889, slavery was abolished, and in 1889, the country ended its monarchy and adopted a republican form of government. Neither transition was easy. Machado, respected for his stories, novels, plays, and poems, turned his critical eye on Brazilian society. The 50 chronicles in this collection--the most complete collection of them in any language--touch on everything from the national government to the foibles of Brazilian society. The writing style is unique, stretching the language from repertorial to quasi-poetic. This bilingual edition presents the original Portuguese and Ana Lessa-Schmidt's astute English translation side by side for ease of literary and linguistic comparison. The Foreword by Greicy Pinto Bellin, an academic authority on all things Machadian, offers insight into the significance of these unique chronicles.
Release date Australia
June 29th, 2018
Contributors
Foreword by Greicy Pinto Bellin Translated by Ana Lessa-Schmidt
Pages
428
Illustrations
2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
New London Librarium
Dimensions
152x229x27
ISBN-13
9781947074224
Product ID
28248574

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