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Dom Casmurro

by Joaquim Maria de Assis

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She betrayed or not? that's the question.   (2010-07-24)

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by anacarolinasm

That's what everyone who had read Dom Casmurro would like to know.

Machado de Assis is the best brazilian writer and the best in makes us crazy about the truth during the book.

Dom Casmurro has a language of his century, so is kind difficult to understand mainly when you aren't acostumed to it, but the book is so good that when you start to read you forget about it, you only want to know what will happen with Bentinho's future.

About the narrative, the jeaulousy appears all the time and sometimes you will feel sick and tired of the chapters that don't talk about what we really want to know, the cronichal ones are so tiring  because he only talks about a happen in the past that most of the time has nothing to do in the story, besides it, you will feel in love with his ironics passages of the book, you will realize that he puts passages of the Bible all distorted ( that's his kind of irony).

In the end of this review, all I want to say is that Dom Casmurro is one of the all greatest books of Machado de Assis. The book is a mark in the brazilian literature and you should not only read this one but all of this writer.




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