TITLE

A BELATED DISCOVERY

AUTHOR(S)
Fitzgerald, S. M.
PUB. DATE
September 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;9/15/52, Vol. 127 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "Epitah of a Small Winner," by Machado De Assis. "Epitah of a Small Winner" was written in 1879, while Assis recovered from a severe illness. He had determined during his illness to abandon the romanticism of his previous fiction and the popular tradition. The break was quite complete, and the book that came of it is derisive and ironic, psychologically unromantic enough to satisfy the most disenchanted. The value of the book is diminished by the note of cheap nihilism on which he ends his book.
ACCESSION #
14502572

 

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