The Craft Of An Absolute Winner: Characterization And Narratology In The Novels Of Machado De Assis

Hardcover | January 1, 1983

byMaria Luisa Nunes

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:158 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1983Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313236313

ISBN - 13:9780313236310

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?This critical study may come to be considered second only to Helen Caldwell's Machado de Assis: The Brazilian Master and his Novels among books on the subject published in the U.S. ... It is a book geared to the American scholar that will also prove highly readable to the serious graduate student. The work, says the author, is based on a close reading of the texts and of all previous criticism, and maintains a dialogue with this criticism.' The introduction is an annotated bibliographical account of existing works about Machado. Of the seven chapters, The Quest for Time' and A Theory of Character' are of special interest for generating intelligent classroom discussion.?-Choice