Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

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This is a fictional memoir by the nineteenth-century Brazilian writer whom Philip Roth has described as 'a great ironist, a tragic comedian'. "Dom Casmurro" is the story of Bento Santiago, an affluent citizen of Rio who comes to believe in his old age that his beloved wife, Capitu, betrayed him with his best friend for many years. In telling the sometimes sad, sometimes raucous tale of his love for and loss, through jealousy, of Capitu, he reconstructs - and sometimes wildly reimagines - the past in order to make the present more bearable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 20mm | 358.34g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0374523037
  • 9780374523039
  • 251,157

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Praise for author Machado de Assis

"[Machado de Assis] is a great ironist, a tragic comedian. In his books, in their most comic moments, he underlines the suffering by making us laugh."--Philip Roth

"Machado de Assis is a kind of miracle." --Harold Bloom

"I am astonished that a writer of such greatness does not yet occupy the place he deserves." --Susan Sontag

"Machado retrieves from Cervantes the origins of the novel as illusion, play, ambiguity and adventure."--K. David Jacks on, The New York Times Book Review
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About Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis (1839-1908) was born in Rio de Janeiro. Among his many novels are Philosopher or Dog? and Epitaph of a Small Winner.
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12,636 ratings
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4 32% (4,058)
3 15% (1,891)
2 3% (414)
1 1% (129)
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