• Lamonte Aidoo
  • Daniel F. Silva
Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)


Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, who wrote in the last half of the nineteenth century and into the first decade of the twentieth, has left an indelible mark on Brazilian literature as well as the letters of Latin America. In recent decades, his oeuvre has gained increasing relevance in world literature, reaching new audiences. His nuanced plots and characters—along with his innovations in terms of narration—have influenced 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.


Racial Identity Short Story Female Character Indelible Mark Brazilian Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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