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The Devil's Church and Other Stories Paperback – Jan 1 1977

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; Reprint edition (Jan. 1 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292715420
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292715424
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,390,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Machado de Assis was a literary force, transcending nationality and language, comparable to Flaubert, to Hardy, or to James." (New York Times)

About the Author

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), the descendent of African slaves, is considered one of the greatest Latin American authors of the last century. His novels include The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, and Dom Casmurro.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All of Twain's humor but without the anger Feb. 27 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Machado de Assis was a literary master, and it comes through in this collection of tales. "The Devil's Church" has a biting wit every good as Mark Twain's, and without the tinge of religious hatred that Twain exhibited in his later writings. "The Hidden Reason" is probably the finest short story ever printed; it easily surpasses the best American short stories, and is a cut about the English and French. Read this book!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great way to further know Machado Aug. 19 2013
By jdq - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I stumbled across "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas" in the private library of an apartment sublet and became smitten with Machado de Assis. I quickly bought his other main novels (Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba) and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I tell everyone I meet to read them, though I think neither friend nor enemy has as yet done so. If you HAVE done so, then I recommend the book, as a way to better come to know our friend Machado. If you have not done so, apply a poultice to your head and rush to purchase your very own copy of "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas" (aka "epitaph of a small winner").
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3.0 out of 5 stars Re: de Assis March 16 2014
By Jan Peter Londahl - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book delivered was an ex-library book, which was not disclosed. Still at the price I paid it was o.k.