Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

As he recounts the events of his life from the vantage of a lonely old age, the narrator Bento continually interrupts his story to reflect on the writing of it. But the novel is more than a performance of stylistic acrobatics.

Author: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195103090

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Like other great nineteenth century novels--The Scarlet Letter, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary--Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style. As he recounts the events of his life from the vantage of a lonely old age, the narrator Bento continually interrupts his story to reflect on the writing of it. But the novel is more than a performance of stylistic acrobatics. It is an ironic critique of Catholicism, in which God appears as a kind of divine accountant whose ledgers may be balanced in devious as well as pious ways. It is also a story about love and its obstacles, about deception and self-deception, and about the failure of memory to make life's beginning fit neatly into its end.This crisp new translation by John Gledson is the only complete, unabridged, and annotated edition available of one of the most distinctive novels of the turn of the century.
Categories: Fiction

Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

A stunning novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers. Like other great 19th-century novels, Machado de Assis's DOM CASMURRO explores the themes of marriage and adultery.

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520007905

Category: Adultery

Page: 269

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A stunning novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers. Like other great 19th-century novels, Machado de Assis's DOM CASMURRO explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel from the realism of its contemporaries, and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style--a literary genius of the rarest kind.
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

Bentinho, the narrator, becomes convinced that his wife, Capitu, has betrayed him.

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Editora 247 S.A.

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Page: 175

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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

Many readers , unable to believe this man and woman figments of a human
imagination , have identified " Dom Casmurro ” Santiago with Machado de Assis ,
and have even sought to find a Capitú in his life . But the fictional character Dom
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Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006278591

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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A stunning novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers. Like other great 19th-century novels, Machado de Assis's DOM CASMURRO explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel from the realism of its contemporaries, and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style--a literary genius of the rarest kind.
Categories: Fiction

Dom Casmurro a Novel

Dom Casmurro  a Novel

Translated by Helen Caldwell, with an Introd. by Waldo Frank Machado de Assis.
Eli Dom Casmurro - - - - - - - A.

Author: Machado de Assis

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ISBN: UCSC:32106001850822

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Page: 283

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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

If we take Machado de Assis to be the narrator of Dom Casmurro , we must
accept his narrative without question : he would not try to deceive his reader . But
to do this obviously defeats the author's purpose , because , it is clear , the
narration ...

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Dom Casmurro f

Dom Casmurro f

One night, coming from the city to Engenho Novo, I met on the Central train a young man from the neighborhood, whom I know by sight and wearing a hat.

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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One night, coming from the city to Engenho Novo, I met on the Central train a young man from the neighborhood, whom I know by sight and wearing a hat. He greeted me, sat next to me, talked about the moon and the ministers, and ended up reciting verses to me. The journey was short, and the verses might not have been entirely bad. It happened, however, that as I was tired, I closed my eyes three or four times; it was enough for him to stop reading and put the verses in his pocket.
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

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Retired Dreams

Retired Dreams

The book is pervaded by a sense of change; its narrator/protagonistseems caught between a primitive mentality of archetype and a consciousness ofthe transitory modern world. Retired Dreams exploresthis tension.

Author: Paul B. Dixon

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4973295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Retired Dreams discusses Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro,Brazil's greatest novel and one of the little-recognized masterpieces of allthe America's. Published precisely at the turn of the century, Dom Casmurro canbe considered a literary milestone, giving the last word on the tradition ofthe realistic bourgeois novel and opening the door to the preoccupations ofcontemporary writers. The book is pervaded by a sense of change; its narrator/protagonistseems caught between a primitive mentality of archetype and a consciousness ofthe transitory modern world. Retired Dreams exploresthis tension. Dixon identifies the quest myth, highly displaced, as theunderlying narrative model and the shaper of the narrator's thinking. Hedevotes separate chapters to the function of time, to the rebirth motif, therole of matriarchy and patriarchy, the voyage motif and woman as anima, andsymbols and primitivism. Particular attention is given to the role of the majortropes (metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony) as devices permitting boththe connection and the distancing between the tradition of heroic discourse andthe domesticated, unheroic reality of the novel's characters. Through thisrhetorical-mythic lens, the book examines many of the factors that havecontinued to fascinate both general readers and critics - the work's ambiguousplot and characterization its problematic ideology its self-conscious artistryand its cosmic vision.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fashion and Irony in Dom Casmurro

Fashion and Irony in   Dom Casmurro

In Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro, fashion serves as a literary strategy that supports the ironic approach of the book. This book gives insight into Brazilian society in transition at the end of the nineteenth century.

Author: Geanneti Tavares Salomon

Publisher: Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1789979722

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 176

View: 926

This study brings us closer to understanding the relationship between fashion and literature. In Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro, fashion serves as a literary strategy that supports the ironic approach of the book. This book gives insight into Brazilian society in transition at the end of the nineteenth century.
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

Author: Joaquin Maria Machado de Assis

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ISBN: OCLC:1176318157

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Page: 255

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Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

For more than forty years the critical approach to Dom Casmurro has been based
upon the judgment that Capitú betrayed her husband , Bentinho , with his best
friend , Escobar . In 1961 , José Veríssimo established the position in his História
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Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068881732

Category: Literature, Modern

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
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The Deceptive Realism of Machado de Assis

The Deceptive Realism of Machado de Assis

This book argues, against the critical consensus, that Machado's work is in essence realist, and that Dom Casmurro in particular offers a coherent and disenchanted vision of Brazilian society in the reign of Pedro II. Slavery, the ...

Author: John Gledson

Publisher: Francis Cairns

ISBN: UOM:39015032022603

Category: History

Page: 215

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The Brazilian Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1839, is regarded as the greatest Latin-American novelist of the nineteenth century. Dom Casmurro (1899) is one of his most important works. Its narrator, Bento, who is also its central character, sets out to convince the reader, on insufficient grounds, of the adultery of his wife, Capitu. The complexity and irony which results from this mode of presentation have led critics to see Dom Casmurro as a precursor of the fictional experimentation of the twentieth century. This book argues, against the critical consensus, that Machado's work is in essence realist, and that Dom Casmurro in particular offers a coherent and disenchanted vision of Brazilian society in the reign of Pedro II. Slavery, the "religious question", the relationship between traditional values and developing capitalism, even the Paraguayan War - all lie ominously concealed in the background to the domestic history of Bento and Capitu. John Gledson begins his analysis of Dom Casmurro by negotiating the labyrinth of Bento's narration; in the first chapter he shows that there is not only another possible version of the events related by Bento, but also another Bento, a sinister representative of his social class. The second chapter establishes the "true" plot of the novel, drawing its origins both from Machado's earlier fiction and from the patriarchal and paternalistic society of the period. Chapters three and four explain how various key episodes must be allegorically understood as part of Machado's vision of the politics and ideology of the Second Reign. The concluding chapter, summing up the main strands of the argument, points out that the habits of thought which govern the narration are also those which govern the class and society to which Bento belongs. The argument throughout is supported by extensive quotations from the Portuguese, with English translation. This study of Dom Casmurro lays the basis for a more "realistic" and comprehensive understanding of a major novelist. It has important implications for the general study of the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century novel, as well as for the history of Brazilian and Latin-American literature.
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Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro

Author: Machado de Assis

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:977953070

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Page: 269

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Contemporary Literary Theory

Contemporary Literary Theory

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis , Dom Casmurro , trans . Helen Caldwell (
Berkeley : University of California Press , 1966 ) . Page and chapter numbers for
subsequent references to Dom Casmurro will be given parenthetically within the
text ...

Author: Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies G Douglas Atkins

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 0870236423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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In this series of essays, the authors aim to analyze the relationship between contemporary literary theory and its practice. The authors have selected twelve of the most prominent, influential and far-reaching theoretical positions currently available, such as hermeneutics, archetypal criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism and Marxism. In a way that the general reader can easily access, Atikins and Morrow discuss the primary features, background, strategies and implications of those theories which are most influential at the present time.
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Manuscrito

Manuscrito

Bento might indeed have thought he had sufficient and good evidence and acted
immediately . Dom Casmurro , who writes many years after the facts , exposes
Bento ' s naive beliefs , showing that they lack sufficient justification , as would be
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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172136190717

Category: Philosophy

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A Experi ncia Machadiana

A Experi  ncia Machadiana

Through an analysis of the novel using flow and co-creation theories, we see that Machado designs an extraordinary reader experience through narrational scaffolding and co-creative invitations.

Author: Dania Genine Ellingson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1142440228

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Page: 44

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The intricate and complex writing style of Machado de Assis' novel Dom Casmurro create a unique and powerfully engaging reader experience. While much has been discussed with regard to narratology and reader-response theory in Dom Casmurro, Machado's writing recalls many principles found in the cross-disciplinary field of experience design. Through an analysis of the novel using flow and co-creation theories, we see that Machado designs an extraordinary reader experience through narrational scaffolding and co-creative invitations. These elements engage readers in challenging and immersive ways, ultimately encouraging readers to develop their reading capacity throughout their contact with the novel. In Dom Casmurro, Machado's experiential writing enables readers to work together with the author to create two significant products: both the novel itself and - perhaps most important - the co-creative experience the novel facilitates.
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Inti

Inti

DOM CASMURRO AND THE OPERA APERTA John P. Dwyer The initial reading
of Machado's Dom Casmurro 1 is in many ways an invitation to reread what many
critics consider his nearly perfect novel . As Emir Rodríguez - Monegal 2 points ...

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ISBN: IND:30000103932145

Category: Latin American literature

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Categories: Latin American literature