QUINCAS BORBA

QUINCAS BORBA

Machado de Assis is considered the pre-eminent writer of Brazil. Quincas Borba is one of his four most important novels and features some of the same characters as Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas. The main character of this novel is a well-meaningcountry fellow who moves to the city with his dog, Quincas Borba, named after the mad philosopher who was his previous owner. As the dog's new owner explores the social, political, and commercial world of the city, he also tries to come to grips withthe motives that lie behind every human action and begins to ponder what madness really is. Despite the "heavy" messages behind this book, the narration is light-hearted, allowing readers to laugh both at the foibles of society and at themselves.
Editora: OXFORD USA
ISBN: 0195106822
ISBN13: 9780195106824
Edição: 2003
Número de Páginas: 320
Acabamento: PAPERBACK