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Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story by K. David (Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University) Jackson
  

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Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story by K. David (Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University) Jackson

The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Joao Guimaraes Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include Mario de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four

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A reader looking for a concise introduction to Brazilian literature will find it in this remarkable assemblage of texts, while those well acquainted with the tradition will find works that would be very difficult, or even impossible, to access otherwise. Jackson writes with rigour and clarity, and the links he establishes between the diverse texts, writers and periods constitute an excellent brief course on the development and significance of Brazilian literature. * Paulo de Medeiros, University of Utrecht * A marvelous collection of wonderful short stories, some already well-known and some which will become well-known as the result of this anthology. Particularly laudable is the resurrection of scattered and forgotten translations. Jackson's multiple introductions are thorough, sensitive, and highly readable. The book is a tremendous new resource. * David T. Haberly, University of Virginia * Lionel Trilling once wrote that literature makes us aware of the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive. Jackson has gathered between these covers Brazilian masters of subversion from Machado de Assis in the 19th Century to our contemporaries such as Lygia Fagundes Telles, Nelida Pinon and Moacyr Scliar. The translations are impeccable and Jackson's introductions are helpful and reliable road maps. What bounty!-jJRicardo da Silveira Lobo Sternberg, University of Toronto A marvelous collection of wonderful short stories, some already well-known and some which will become well-known as the result of this anthology. Particularly laudable is the resurrection of scattered and forgotten translations. Jackson's multiple introductions are thorough, sensitive, and highly readable. The book is a tremendous new resource. * David T Haberly, University of Virginia * A reader looking for a concise introduction to Brazilian literature will find it in this remarkable assemblage of texts, while those well acquainted with the tradition will find works that would be very difficult, or even impossible, to access otherwise. Jackson writes with rigour and clarity, and the links he establishes between the diverse texts, writers and periods constitute an excellent brief course on the development and significance of Brazilian literature. * Paulo de Medeiros, University of Utrecht *


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K. David Jackson is Professor of Portuguese at Yale University.

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Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

K. David (Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University) Jackson

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Publisher

Oxford University Press Inc

Format

Hardback
542 pages

Categories

Anthologies (non-poetry)
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

ISBN

9780195167597

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