Epitaph of a Small Winner

Author(s): William L. Grossman (Translator); Susan Sontag (Foreword by); Shari Frisch (Illustrator); Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Fiction

In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel Garc a M rquez and Jorge Luis Borges, Epitaph for a Small Winner, first published in 1880, is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history as well as "one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature" (Salman Rushdie).

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General Fields

  • : 9780374531232
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : April 2008
  • : .66 Inches X 6.08 Inches X 8.38 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William L. Grossman (Translator); Susan Sontag (Foreword by); Shari Frisch (Illustrator); Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 240