Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Playwright, Organization founder

1839 – 1908

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Who was Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis?

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho, was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism. Widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature, nevertheless he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime. He was multilingual, having learned French, English, German, and Greek later in life, all by himself.

Machado's works had a great influence on Brazilian literary schools of the late 19th century and early 20th century. José Saramago, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag are among his admirers, the American critic Harold Bloom calls him "the supreme black literary artist to date".

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Born
Jun 21, 1839
Rio de Janeiro
Also known as
  • De Machado
  • Machado
  • Bruxo do Cosme Velho
  • The Warlock from Cosme Velho
  • Machado de Assis
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession
Employment
  • Co-Founder
  • Warehouse Supervisor, Diário Oficial
    (1867 - )
Died
Sep 29, 1908
Rio de Janeiro

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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