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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871404961
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 128,284
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Machado De Assis, the grandson of ex-slaves, was born in
Rio de Janeiro and wrote Philosopher or Dog?, among other novels and short-story collections.

MARGARET JULL COSTA is a three-time winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation
Prize. For New Directions, she has translated works by Rafael Chirbes, Javier
Marías, Fernando Pessoa, Eça de Queirós, and Enrique Vila-Matas.

Robin Patterson has translated Luandino Vieira and lives in England.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Wood ix

Introduction xvii

Rio Tales (1870)

Miss Dollar 3

Luis Soares 26

The Woman in Black 47

Augusta's Secret 77

Confessions of a Young Widow 103

Straight Line, Curved Line 127

Brother Simão 174

Midnight Tales (1873)

The Blue Flower 187

Luis Duarte's Wedding 227

Ernesto What's-His-Name 242

Much Heat, Little Light 264

The Gold Watch 283

Point of View 291

Miscellaneous Papers (1882)

The Alienist 315

How to Be a Bigwig 363

The Turkish Slipper 372

In the Ark 383

Dona Benedita 390

The Bonze's Secret 411

Polycrates's Ring 419

The Loan 428

The Most Serene Republic 436

The Mirror 444

A Visit from Alcibiades 453

Testamentary Disposition 460

Undated Stories (1884)

The Devil's Church 475

The Lapse 483

Final Chapter 492

Nuptial Song 500

A Strange Thing 505

Posthumous Picture Gallery 513

The Chapter on Hats 522

An Alexandrian Tale 536

Cousins from Sapucaia? 545

A Lady 554

Pecuniary Anecdote 562

Fulano 572

Second Life 578

Admiral's Night 586

A Sacristan's Manuscript 593

Ex Cathedra 601

Galvão's Wife 609

The Academies of Siam 617

Assorted Stories (1896)

The Fortune-Teller 631

Among Saints 640

Her Arms 648

Fame 657

The Object of Desire 667

The Secret Cause 676

Trio in A Minor 686

Adam and Eve 694

The Gentleman's Companion 700

Mr. Diplomat 709

Mariana 719

A School Tale 728

An Apologue 736

Dona Paula 739

Life! 748

The Canon, or the Metaphysics of Style 756

Collected Pages (1899)

The Cane 765

The Dictionary 773

A Wanderer 777

Eternal 795

Midnight Mass 806

Canary Thoughts 814

Xerxes's Tears 819

Old Letters 826

Relics from an Old House (1906)

Father Against Mother 841

Maria Cora 852

Funeral March 870

A Captain of Volunteers 878

Into the Mire! 891

The Holiday 896

Evolution 904

Pylades and Orestes 910

The Tale of the Cabriolet 920

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