Machado de Assis (Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Founder and first president of Academia Brasileira de Letras. At 16 he published his first poem, "Ela", in "Marmota Fluminense" magazine. In 1858, he started to write for newspapers.

His novels can be divided in Romantic and Realistic periods.

In the Romantic period, he wrote: "Ressurreição" (1872), "A Mão e a Luva" (1874), "Helena" (1876) and "Iaiá Garcia" (1878).

The following are the works from the Realistic and considered his best period: "Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas" (1881), "Quincas Borba" (1892), "Dom Casmurro" (1900) and "Memorial de Aires" (1908). Read more...