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Dom Casmurro

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Like other great nineteenth-century novels - The Scarlet Letter, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary - Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel from the realism of its contemporaries, and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style. Far from creating the illusion of an orderly fictional "reality, " Dom Casmurro is told by a narrator who is disruptively self-conscious, ...

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Dom Casmurro
1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195103090

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