The English-speaking world 'discovers' Machado de Assis

Published: September 13, 2008
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis died 100 years ago this month and has since gone from being a fringe figure in the English-speaking world to a literary favorite hailed as an unjustly neglected Brazilian genius.

Note: Machado is much more like Brazil's Henry James (Camões is its Shakespeare), but then, few Brazilians would have heard of James.

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