Emerging Dialogues on Machado de Assis

  • Lamonte Aidoo
  • Daniel F. Silva

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Lamonte Aidoo, Daniel F. Silva
    Pages 1-10
  3. Situating Machado de Assis in History, Literature, and Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
      Pages 27-36
    3. Pedro Meira Monteiro
      Pages 37-51
  4. Machado on Race, Identity, and Society

  5. Women in Machado’s Work

  6. Machado on Masculinity and Queer Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Luiz Fernando Valente
      Pages 165-179
    3. Camilo Gomides
      Pages 181-187
  7. Machado, Allegory, and the Narration of Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-264

About this book


This book brings forth new critical perspectives from some of the most notable scholars in Brazilian literature and history on one of the great writers and cultural minds of nineteenth-century Latin America. Machado de Assis’s innovative writing style and impactful works in literature, theater, and journalism, has left an indelible mark on the letters of Brazil, Latin America, and the world, influencing innumerable writers and cultural talents of his generation and those that followed including Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Susan Sontag, Woody Allen, and José Saramago. Emerging Dialogues on Machado de Assis elicits new critical perspectives on topics as diverse as national identity, slavery, modernity, politics, skepticism, genre, race, and gender. Through and examination of Machado de Assis’s life and work this volume provides an important glimpse not only into Brazil’s past, also to social, cultural, and political phenomena that continue to have global repercussions.


Machado de Assis Brazilian literature 19th century Latin America Latin American Studies Latin American History

Editors and affiliations

  • Lamonte Aidoo
    • 1
  • Daniel F. Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyUSA

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