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From a century and continent away, uncanny realism

January 25, 2004

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At one point in his masterpiece, ''The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs Cubas," in the guise of his narrator, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis writes: ''My dear critic: Several pages back, after stating that I was fifty years old, I said, 'Perhaps you noted that my literary style is less gay, less spirited than in the earlier years.' " He continues: ... (Full Article: 945 Words)

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