Machado de Assis

26 Stories

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

With a Foreword by Michael Wood

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This “watershed collection” (Wall Street Journal) now appears in an essential selected paperback edition, with twenty-six of Machado’s finest stories.

Widely acclaimed as “the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America” (Susan Sontag), as well as “another Kafka” (Allen Ginsberg), Machado de Assis (1839–1908) was famous in his time for his psychologically probing tales of fin-de-siecle Rio de Janeiro—a world populated with dissolute plutocrats, grasping parvenus, and struggling spinsters. In this original paperback, Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson, “the accomplished duo” (Wall Street Journal) behind the “landmark . . . heroically translated” volume (The New Yorker) of the Collected Stories of Machado de Assis, include twenty-six chronologically ordered stories from the seven story collections published during Machado’s life—featuring all-time favorites such as the celebrated novella “The Alienist”; the tragicomic “parable of bureaucracy, madness, and power” (Los Angeles Review of Books), “Midnight Mass”; “The Cane”; and “Father Against Mother.” Ultimately, Machado de Assis: 26 Stories affirms Machado’s status as a literary giant who must finally be fully integrated into the world literary canon.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming May 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-63149-598-4
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverThe Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

    Hardcover

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