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Machado de Assis ¾ 0 Free read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Machado de Assis characters Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas Irst published in 1880 is one of the wittiest self portraits in literary history as well as “one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature” Salman Rushdi. I wrote it with a playful pen and melancholy ink and it isn t hard to foresee what can come out of that marriage I might add that serious people will find some semblance of a normal novel while frivolous people won t find their usual one here There it stands deprived of the esteem of the serious and the love of the frivolous the two main pillars of opinion Although The Posthumous Memoirs of Br s Cubas are written in a very frolicsome manner the book is abundant in precise and deep observations of human nature So the novel may even be considered as an earthy parable of existence I had a passion for ballyhoo the limelight fireworks More modest people will censure me perhaps for this defect I m confident however that clever people will recognize this talent of mine So my idea had two faces like a medal one turned toward the public and the other toward me On one side philanthropy and profit on the other a thirst for fame The narration goes as easy and sparkling as a flute of effervescent champagne and it is as much pleasant and inebriating too Men are worth something in different ways and the surest one of all is being worthy in the opinion of other men We are what we are in the eyes of the others so do never forget to pull the wool over the other people s eyes Note that I m not making a man a simple vehicle of Humanitas He is vehicle passenger and coachman all at the same time He is Humanitas itself in a reduced form It follows from that that there is a need for him to worship himself If man couldn t love himself nobody would love him

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Machado de Assis ¾ 0 Free read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Machado de Assis characters Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas In these memoirs Braz Cubas a wealthy nineteenth century Brazilian examines from beyond the grave his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that ar. 14820I am so HYPE for this book Read the introduction a while back as well as a short bio on Machado de Assis excited to jump into some Brazilian lit You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website The Storygraph

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Machado de Assis ¾ 0 Free read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Machado de Assis characters Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas E filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights A clear forerunner of Gabriel García Máruez and Jorge Luis Borges Epitaph for a Small Winner f. Over the course of the last year Machado de Assis has been recommended to me on my YouTube channel on five different occasions It wasn t until the new shiny translation by Flora Thompson DeVeaux though that I actually decided to pick up one of his books I read way too few South American lit and follow way too few South American reviewers recommendations for both are always welcome so it s not a surprise that I hadn t heard of Machado de Assis before Nonetheless I felt somewhat guilty and ashamed when I started to research his work and realised the magnitude and impact his work had on Brazilian literature Up to this day he is revered and such a local icon that his books are still reuired reading in school and not many Latinx writers of the 20th and 21the century can claim to have not been influenced by good ole Machado de Assis Salman Rushdie famously said If Borges is the writer who made Garc a Maruez possible then it is no exaggeration to say that Machado de Assis is the writer who made Borges possible And even though Machado de Assis doesn t have as much critical acclaim in the West some of our local icons seemingly couldn t shut up about him Susan Sontag called him the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America Ginsberg thought of him as another Kafka and Philip Roth referred to him as a great ironist a tragic comedian Still Machado de Assis has yet to find his place in the Anglophone canon In her introduction Flora Thompson DeVeaux writes that each generation seems to have its Machado moment glimpsing the diamond of his work anew And I have to agree with her I think our generation due to the new translation by Penguin and there s even another 2020 translation published by Liveright might have its Machado moment now And why shouldn t we It s such an interesting sometimes fun novel that speaks to readers across centuries It s a true classic And I drawn to the tin rattle that my mother shook before me would go on ahead falling here and there and I walked probably not too well but I walked and so I kept on walking Machado de Assis was born in Morro do Livramento Rio de Janeiro the grandson of ex slaves growing up in a poor family he barely studied in public schools and never attended university He struggled to rise socially supplying himself with intellectual superiority and cultural capital To do so he took several public positions passing through the Ministry of Agriculture Trade and Public Works and achieving early notoriety in newspapers where he published his first poetry and chroniclesIn 1897 he founded and became the first President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters He was multilingual having taught himself French English German and Greek in later life Given all of his achievements I am surprised that I never stumbled upon his name when looking for Black writers to check out I mean Machado de Assis really was that bitch In the foreword of this very well put together new translation we really have to applaud Penguin here Dave Eggers writes that wit leaps centuries and hemispheres It does not collect dust and when done right it does not age I wholeheartedly agree And when I got into the first chapters of The Posthumous Memoirs of Br s Cubas I was utterly enamoured and charmed by the wittiness that Machado de Assis put on display Damn I laughed out loud that s how funny this novel started out Unfortunately this promising beginning was not an indication of how the rest of the novel would go but we ll talk about that later The Posthumous Memoirs of Br s Cubas are narrated by Br s himself what s so extraordinary about this choice is the fact that he s already dead so he s telling his life s story from the grave The novel starts out in the best way possible To the worm that first gnawed at the cold flesh of my cadaver I dedicate as fond remembrance these posthumous memoirs Br s has nothing to lose being dead and all and therefore he tells the story precisely as he wants to convention be damned The novel unfolds in brief bright chapters brightened further by the endless self referentiality and self doubt I am beginning to regret that I ever took to writing this book Br s writes in a chapter called The Flaw in the Book Not that it tires me he continues I have nothing else to do and dispatching a few merger chapters into the other world is invariably a bit fo a distraction from eternity This is an aesthetic book where there eis no judge but one s conscience and where the offender lies alone in a box permeated by worms recounting his life and failures without any heavenly conseuence 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 We may get a clearer sense of how odd the book seemed by looking at the company it kept Machado s contemporaries and immediate predecessors could mostly be found writing urban society dramas or origin stories that dwelled on the fusion of the nation s three races the Portuguese Native peoples and African slaves Their prose for the most part has aged while Machado s remains eerily fresh When held against the peans to the lush Atlantic forest and self sacrificing indigenous heroes Machado s novels seemed to many of his contemporaries rather lacking in national spirit As Machado would write in a famous 1873 essay One sometimes hears an opinion regarding this topic that I consider erroneous This is that the only works of true national spirit are those that describe local subjects a belief that if correct would greatly limit the resources available to our literature If Shakespeare could lift plots from Italy and Spain why couldn t Machado dip his pen into a Sternean inkwell I don t believe I was born for complex situations Br s s disconcerting freedom as a narrator is rooted in his disproportionate perch in a highly arbitrary Brazilian society Machado s appropriation of the Sternean form becomes a critiue of his country s relationship to power albeit one so finely executed and so unwilling to be didactic that it would be perceived as such only belatedly Br s as a frivolous blithely inconsistent member of the ruling class has all the privileges among which is also the privilege to tell his story exactly the way that he wants Slavery haunts the novel in ways that might have been immediately present and uncomfortable for Machado s contemporaries but whose subtleties lie in contextual knowledge not readily accessible to modern readers Br s s perplexity at the cruelty of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Rio in 1850 for example is comprehensible on its face but it takes on a different light entirely when we read that the plague had a distinctly racial bent The city s African population was largely spared thanks to inherited immunity to the virus that caused the disease while European immigrants and the white population were hardest hit When another character fantasies about mustering half dozen good men to throw all the English out of Rio de Janeiro the sentiment becomes both slightly understandable and sinister when we know that the English government was working to strangle the Atlantic slave trade and had recently affirmed its right to stop Brazilian ships and search them for suspect cargo The novel s meanings far overspill its historical context of course but a fuller understanding of these time bound elements enriches it immeasurably Therefore I would like to stress that as a German who hasn t done much research on Brazil let alone Brazil of the 1880s many of the references in this novel and its cultural significance flew over my head I appreciate Flora s effort at explaining things in the endnotes and giving context where she felt the need to provide it nonetheless I can tell that as someone completely removed from the Brazilian context this novel was sometimes hard for me to grapple with And whilst I loved researching it and definitely appreciate it for everything it stands for I have to say that ultimately the novel fell flat for me out of two reasons The first being that I didn t vibe with the humor later on in the novel and the second that I didn t enjoy its focus on the ridiculous romance obsession that Br s had with Virg lia Whilst in the beginning of the novel I loved its humorous tones and laughed out loud at all the irony and sarcasm and self referentiality on the page I have to admit that it somehow got old After some 50 pages Br s voice started to bore me I was no longer able to laugh at his jokes I found it all rather silly and unnecessary Needless to say there were still moments at the end that made me cackle I mean how can you not laugh at I remember that I turned my face away and lowered my eyes to the floor I recommend this gesture to people who have no ready response or to those who fear to face the pupils of other eyes It s too damn witty not to laugh But still overall the novel gave nothing to me A few laughs here and there total exasperation with all of the characters involved because they were so damn dramatic and ridiculous and just a sense of meaninglessness Machado de Assis definitely matches Oscar in wit We kill time time buries us and I am convinced that the two would ve gotten along uite splendidly But while I found the access to Oscar s work uite easy the access to Machado s work remained closed to me Like I said earlier it s probably a cultural thing but there s no point in denying that this took away from my enjoyment of this novel

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas
  • Machado de Assis
  • English
  • 28 April 2020
  • 9780374531232