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A chapter of hats : selected stories

Author: Machado de Assis; John Gledson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two gentlemen standing outside a church in Rio de Janeiro see a respectable lady emerge - one of them has an unexpected, and to him inexplicable story to tell about her past life as a prostitute; a popular composer of polkas burns the midnight oil in a desperate attempt to create great classical music; a teenager finds himself caught up by the sight of the bare arms of an older woman who lives with his employer; an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Machado de Assis; Machado de Assis
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Machado de Assis; John Gledson
ISBN: 9780747594611 0747594619
OCLC Number: 230990014
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: In the Ark: three unpublished chapters of Genesis --
The mirror: a sketch for a new theory of the human soul --
An Alexandrian tale --
A singular occurrence --
A chapter of hats --
Those cousins from Sapucaia! --
Admiral's night --
Evolution --
A schoolboy's story --
Dona Paula --
The diplomat --
The fortune-teller --
The hidden cause --
A pair of arms --
The cynosure of all eyes --
A famous man --
The cane --
Midnight mass --
Pylades and Orestes --
Father against mother.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by John Gledson.

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Translated from the Portuguese by John Gledson The great Brazilian writer, admired by Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag, among others.  Read more...

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PRAISE FOR MACHADO DE ASSIS 'He was one of the few writers who not only received a state funeral, but actually deserved it...He is still laughing at us from six feet down, and cordially invites us Read more...

 
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