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The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis


Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (Author), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Robin Patterson (Translator)

With a Foreword by Michael Wood

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A landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation.

A progenitor of twentieth-century Latin American fiction, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), was hailed in his lifetime as Brazil’s greatest writer. This majestic translation combines all his short-story collections appearing in his lifetime and reintroduces de Assis as a literary giant who must be integrated into the world literary canon.


“To Machado, your identity and the contours of your world are formed not just by your circumstances but by what you think about habitually. You are what you contemplate, so choose wisely. These stories are a spectacular place to start.” — The New York Times

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