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Epitaph of a small winner by Machado de Assis

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Published by Noonday Press in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Translation of Memories posthumas de Braz Cubas.

StatementMachado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by William L. Grossman ; drawings by Shari Frisch.
ContributionsGrossman, William L., Frisch, Shari.
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23834677M

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"Epitaph for a Small Winner" () reveals his essential pessimism, as the only consolation for Bras Cubas is that he has not passed on his misery to any offspring. About his writing in "Dom Casmurro" (), it was said "No satirist, not even Swift, is less merciful in his exposure of the pretentiousness and the hypocrisy that lurk in the /5(4). Epitaph of a Small Winner is clearly one of those books which we It is there, complete, done: a study of ironic disillusionment couched in the most delicate suavity of despair' New York Times Book Review 'No satirist, not even Swift, is less merciful in his exposure of the pretentiousness and the hypocrisy that lurk in the average good man and.   The next video is starting stop. Loading Watch Queue.   Epitaph of a Small Winner is clearly one of those books which we call definitive. It is there, complete, done: a study of ironic disillusionment couched in the most delicate suavity of despair' New York Times Book Review 'No satirist, not even Swift, is less merciful in his exposure of the pretentiousness and the hypocrisy that lurk in the /5(K).

  Epitaph of a Small Winner was originally published in by the Brazilian writer Machado de Assis; the novel’s English title, however, is fairly strange given that a literal translation of the original Portuguese would be The Posthumous Memoirs of Braz Cubas. Indeed, this original title is instructive, since the narrator, Braz Cubas, is a writer who finds himself in an extremely unusual.   Machado de Assis () is considered one of Brazil's greatest novelists. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, and among his many novels are Philosopher or Dog? and Epitaph of a Small Winner. Susan Sontag was the author of four novels, including The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the National Book Award for fiction; a collection of stories, I, . Epitaph of a Small Winner — also known as The Posthumous Memoirs of Braz Cubas — is one of those miracles of literature that seems to have barely any right to exist in the first place. Its pessimism and bitter irony seem decades, if not centuries, out of phase from the in which it was written — more the child of a Luigi Pirandello or. Epitaph of a Small Winner is clearly one of those books which we call definitive. It is there, complete, done: a study of ironic disillusionment couched in the most delicate suavity of despair ” —The New York Times Book ReviewCited by: