Beyond the Posthumous Memories of Brás Cubas- Unveiling Machado de Assis Beyond the Posthumous Memories of Brás Cubas- Unveiling Machado de Assis

Beyond the Posthumous Memories of Brás Cubas- Unveiling Machado de Assis

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Descripción editorial

"Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas" is a masterpiece of Brazilian literature, written by Machado de Assis in 1881. The novel, narrated by a deceased, is known for its ironic tone and pessimism. Brás Cubas, the protagonist, narrates his memories and reflections after death, exploring themes such as the futility of life, the hypocrisy of society and the inevitability of death. This ebook aims to counter the ideas presented by Machado de Assis, offering a more optimistic and humanistic vision of life and human relationships.

The choice of a deceased narrator is, in itself, a literary innovation that allows Machado de Assis to explore the human condition from a unique perspective. Freed from social conventions and worldly concerns, Brás Cubas recounts his life with ironic detachment, exposing the weaknesses and contradictions of the living. His critical look at 19th century society is acidic and revealing, denouncing the moral failures and hypocrisies of the individuals who make up the social fabric.

In this context, the futility of life emerges as a central theme. Brás Cubas, when revisiting his experiences, often concludes that his efforts and ambitions were in vain. The incessant search for pleasure, power and recognition is portrayed as useless and ephemeral. This pessimistic view reflects the narrator's disbelief in the human capacity to find lasting meaning or true happiness amid the vicissitudes of existence.

Furthermore, society's hypocrisy is forcefully exposed. Brás Cubas describes an elite concerned with appearances, where publicly proclaimed virtues are often contradicted by selfish and self-serving actions. Morality is often a facade, and people's true motivation is revealed to be self-benefit. This social criticism is a trademark of Machado de Assis's work, which, with his wit, challenges readers to question values and behaviors accepted without reflection.

The inevitability of death, finally, is a theme that permeates the entire novel.

GÉNERO
No ficción
PUBLICADO
2024
5 de junio
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
218
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Max Editorial
VENDEDOR
Bookwire Brazil Distribuicao de Livros Digitais LTDA.
TAMAÑO
768.3
KB

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