Paperback The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas / Machado de Assis ; translated by Flora Thomson-DeVeaux.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780143135036 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Portuguese.
Machado de Assis is not only Brazil's most celebrated writer but also a writer of world stature, who has been championed by the likes of Philip Roth, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, John Updike and Salman Rushdie. In his masterpiece, the 1881 novel 'The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas', 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.
368 pages ; 20 cm