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.

Dom Casmurro

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520007901

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.

Dom Casmurro

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.

Dom Casmurro

Author: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195103092

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.

Dom Casmurro f

One night, coming from the city to Engenho Novo, I met on the Central train a young man from the neighborhood, whom I know by sight and wearing a hat.

Dom Casmurro f

Author: Machado de Assis

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One night, coming from the city to Engenho Novo, I met on the Central train a young man from the neighborhood, whom I know by sight and wearing a hat. He greeted me, sat next to me, talked about the moon and the ministers, and ended up reciting verses to me. The journey was short, and the verses might not have been entirely bad. It happened, however, that as I was tired, I closed my eyes three or four times; it was enough for him to stop reading and put the verses in his pocket.

Fashion and Irony in Dom Casmurro

In Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro, fashion serves as a literary strategy that supports the ironic approach of the book. This book gives insight into Brazilian society in transition at the end of the nineteenth century.

Fashion and Irony in   Dom Casmurro

Author: Geanneti Tavares Salomon

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ISBN: 9781789979725

Page: 176

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This study brings us closer to understanding the relationship between fashion and literature. In Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro, fashion serves as a literary strategy that supports the ironic approach of the book. This book gives insight into Brazilian society in transition at the end of the nineteenth century.

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.

Retired Dreams

Author: Paul B. Dixon

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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.

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.

Machado de Assis

Author: Richard Graham

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292728226

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's "realism" in the five masterpiece novels of his maturity, especially Dom Casmurro. The noted contributors include John Gledson (University of Liverpool), João Adolfo Hansen (Universidade de São 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 and arrive at sharply opposing conclusions."

New World

Though it is clear that the Barth novel owes a considerable debt to this particular
Machado de Assis work , it is less clear how they differ , how and why Barth took
what he did , in terms of plot , from Dom Casmurro and how he adapted it to meet
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Twentieth century Literary Criticism

For more than forty years the critical approach to Dom Casmurro has been based
upon the judgment that Capitú betrayed her husband , Bentinho , with his best
friend , Escobar . In 1961 , José Veríssimo established the position in his História
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Twentieth century Literary Criticism

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

Contemporary Literary Theory

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis , Dom Casmurro , trans . Helen Caldwell (
Berkeley : University of California Press , 1966 ) . Page and chapter numbers for
subsequent references to Dom Casmurro will be given parenthetically within the
text ...

Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies G Douglas Atkins

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870236426

Page: 249

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In this series of essays, the authors aim to analyze the relationship between contemporary literary theory and its practice. The authors have selected twelve of the most prominent, influential and far-reaching theoretical positions currently available, such as hermeneutics, archetypal criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism and Marxism. In a way that the general reader can easily access, Atikins and Morrow discuss the primary features, background, strategies and implications of those theories which are most influential at the present time.

Manuscrito

Bento might indeed have thought he had sufficient and good evidence and acted
immediately . Dom Casmurro , who writes many years after the facts , exposes
Bento ' s naive beliefs , showing that they lack sufficient justification , as would be
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Brasil Brazil

De fato , há apenas uma semeThança casual entre os que identifico em Dom
Casmurro e aqueles analisados em “ Sarrasine ” . Como exemplos do tratamento
de vários códigos ” em Dom Casmurro , ver o ponto de vista filosófico de Ana ...

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DOM CASMURRO AND THE OPERA APERTA John P . Dwyer The initial reading
of Machado ' s Dom Casmurro 1 is in many ways an invitation to reread what
many critics consider his nearly perfect novel . As Emir Rodríguez - Monegal 2 ...

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