Modern Brazilian Literature - Machado de Assis
This seminar will focus on the work of Machado de Assis (1839-1908). Through the analysis and discussion of recent criticism we will be able to perceive that some of the most interesting social issues of contemporary Brazil can be found in Machado's plots, thus raising questions about the relationship between literature and society, writing and politics, center and periphery.
Sample reading list:
Machado de Assis, O alienista
Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro
Alfredo Bosi, Bras Cubas em tres versoes
Roberto Schwarz, A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism
Helen Caldwell, The Brazilian Othello of Machado de Assis
Michael Wood, Entre Paris e Itaguai
See instructor for complete list
Open to Graduate Students Only.
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