Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (called sometimes as “The Warlock from Cosme Velho”) is considered the greatest brazilian writer and the best writer of the 19th century. Mulatto (a person of mixed black and white ancestry), poor, epileptic and stutterer, Machado fought for their studies and to ascendsocially. His style has opened up a literary genre called ‘psychological realism’ unprecedented or followers. Multilingual, he learned French, English, German, and Greek later in life.
Today, for its innovation and boldness in early issues, is often seen as the Brazilian writer unprecedented production, so that, recently, his name and work have achieved many critics, scholars and admirers worldwide. Machado de Assis is considered one of the great geniuses in the history of literature, along with authors such as Dante, Shakespeare and Camões.
His most famous books are Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas and Dom Casmurro. And of course, he is my favorite writer <3
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