Creator: Machado de Assis
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, more often known as Machado de Assis (June 21, 1839–September 29, 1908), was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright and Short Story
writer. He started his carreer as a proofreader on a small newspaper and died recognized by many as the most important Brazilian writer. Some of his works, which often display his witty, sarcastic attitude
, are still read in Brazilian schools to this day. Although he is mainly unknown outside Brazil, he has attrected some attention: Woody Allen
admitted to being his fan and Harold Bloom called him "the supreme black literary artist to date". Machado de Assis was a polyglot
, having learned French, English, German and Greek later in life.
Examples of his works:
Tropes found in his works include: