Quincas Borba
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Quincas Borba

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Machado de Assis is considered the pre-eminent writer of Brazil. Quincas Borba is one of his four most important novels and features some of the same characters as Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas. The main character of this novel is a well-meaning country fellow who moves to the city with his dog, Quincas Borba, named after the mad philosopher who was his previous owner. As the dog's new owner explores the social, political, and commercial world of the city, he also tries to come to grips with the motives that lie behind every human action and begins to ponder what madness really is. Despite the "heavy" messages behind this book, the narration is light-hearted, allowing readers to laugh both at the foibles of society and at themselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 22.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195106822
  • 9780195106824
  • 834,492

About Machado de Assis

Gregory Rabassa is the preeminent American translator of Spanish and Portuguese, whose works include One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas. Celso Favaretto teaches at the University of Sao Paulo. David T. Haberly teaches at the University of Virginia."show more

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