A School Story by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

A School Story

byJoaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Juan LePuen

Kobo ebook | November 7, 2012

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Chekhov noted that if, early in a story, mention was made of a rifle hanging on the wall, it would eventually have to go off. Hanging on the window frame of the schoolhouse in Machado de Assis's "A School Story" is not a rifle, but a paddle, complete with five holes drilled in it.

Genre: short story
Length: 3,450 words
Translated from Portuguese (Brazil) by Juan LePuen

Brazil's Machado de Assis, the greatest Latin American novelist of the nineteenth century (1839-1908), also excelled in the short story.

Title:A School StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 7, 2012Publisher:FarioLanguage:English

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