The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas Lib/E (Compact Disc)

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas Lib/E By Gary Tiedemann (Read by), Joaqium Maria Machado de Assis, Flora Thomson-Deveaux (Introduction by) Cover Image
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A revelatory new translation of the playful, incomparable masterpiece of one of the greatest black authors in the Americas The mixed-race grandson of ex-slaves, Machado de Assis is not only Brazil's most celebrated writer but also a writer of world stature, who has been championed by the likes of Philip Roth, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, John Updike, and Salman Rushdie. In his masterpiece, the 1881 novel The Posthumous Memoirs of Br's Cubas (translated also as Epitaph of a Small Winner), the ghost of a decadent and disagreeable aristocrat decides to write his memoir. He dedicates it to the worms gnawing at his corpse and tells of his failed romances and halfhearted political ambitions, serves up harebrained philosophies, and complains with gusto from the depths of his grave. Wildly imaginative, wickedly witty, and ahead of its time, the novel has been compared to the work of everyone from Cervantes to Sterne to Joyce to Nabokov to Borges to Calvino, and has influenced generations of writers around the world.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781665176330
ISBN-10: 1665176334
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Language: English