The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Machado de Assis

The novel is a unique and satirical work, narrated by a dead man, Bras Cubas, who recounts his life from beyond the grave. The story is filled with ironic humor and philosophical musings as Bras Cubas explores his past, his relationships, and the societal norms of his time. The narrative breaks conventional storytelling norms, often addressing the reader directly and jumping through time without warning. Themes of love, wealth, power, and the human condition are explored, providing a critique of 19th-century Brazilian society.

The 602nd greatest book of all time


Published
1881
Nationality
Brazilian
Type
Fiction
Pages
160-320
Words
68,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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