The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)

Gregory Rabassa


"Be conscious that frankness is the major advantage of a useless man," writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. yet whereas he might be useless, he's definitely one of many liveliest characters in fiction, a made from some of the most awesome imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's maximum novelist of the 19th century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is the tale of an unheroic guy with half-hearted political objectives, a harebrained thought for curing the area of depression, and 1000 quixotic theories unleashed from past the grave. it's a novel that has encouraged generations of Latin American writers yet is still refreshingly and unforgettably in contrast to whatever written ahead of or after it. Newly translated via Gregory Rabassa and fantastically edited via Enylton de Sá Rego and Gilberto Pinheiro Passos, this Library of Latin the United States variation brings to English-speaking readers a literary pride of the top order.

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