Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis

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Dom Casmurro, written by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, was first published in Brazil in 1899. Like The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Quincas Borba, both by Machado de Assis, it is a masterpiece of realist literature. It is written as a fictional memoir by a distrusting, jealous husband. The narrator, however, is not a reliable conveyor of the story as the story is a dark comedy. Dom Casmurro is considered by critic Afranio Coutinho "a true Brazilian masterpiece, and maybe Brazil's greatest representative piece of writing" and "one of the best books ever written in Portuguese Language, if not the best one to date." The author is considered a master of Latin American literature with a unique style of realism.

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The 788th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 105th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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