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Quincas Borba
By Celso Favaretto (contributor), Gregory Rabassa (trans), Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis and David T. Haberly (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Publication date April 29, 1999
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195106824
ISBN-10 0195106822
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction. With his uncannily postmodern sensibility, his delicious wit, and his keen insight into the political and social complexities of the Brazilian Empire, Machado opens a fascinating world to English speaking readers.
When the mad philosopher Quincas Borba dies, he leaves to his friend Rubião the entirety of his wealth and property, with a single stipulation: Rubião must take care of Quincas Borba's dog, who is also named Quincas Borba, and who may indeed have assumed the soul of the dead philosopher. Flush with his newfound wealth, Rubião heads for Rio de Janeiro and plunges headlong into a world where fantasy and reality become increasingly difficult to keep separate. Brilliantly translated by Gregory Rabassa, Quincas Borba is a masterful satire not only on life in Imperial Brazil but the human condition itself.


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With Celso Favaretto (other contributor), David T. Haberly (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (April 29, 1999)
9780195106824 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.99
About: Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction.

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