J.M. Machado de Assis

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READ Uploaded Prompt. Quote the book 2 or 3 times. Must have read book!
J.M. Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas.


Irony in Machado de Assis. Irony is everywhere in this novel, from the use of quotations to the presentation of politics or sexuality. Try to define the concept (sources abound, from Muecke to Linda Hutcheon) then show specific instances of Machado’s irony. You might begin with the so-called realism of the text—places, objects, people, history itself.