Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis





Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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born
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 21, 1839

died
September 29, 1908

gender
male

genre

influences


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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho, (June 21, 1839, Rio de Janeiro—September 29, 1908, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian novelist, poet and short story writer. He is widely regarded as the most important writer of Brazilian literature. However, he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime.
Machado's works had a great influence on Brazilian literary schools of the late 19th century and 20th century. José Saramago, Carlos Fuentes, Susan Sontag and Harold Bloom are among his admirers and Bloom calls him "the supreme black literary artist to date."



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More books by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis…
“He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil.”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Iaiá Garcia

“Marcela amou-me durante quinze meses e onze contos de réis”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas

“To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them. Someday the sky would be emptied, but by then the earth would be a constellation of musical scores”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, The Devil's Church and Other Stories

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