- Oct 4, 2002
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His most famous work is Dom Casmurro, but I prefer The Poshumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas, a.k.a. The Epitaph of a Small Winner, which is curiously also listed by Woody Allen as one of his favourite books ever written. Both are sharp dark comedies written as memoirs. Dom Casmurro is the extremely disconcerting story (almost a psychological thriller) of a paranoid husband who suspects his wife of cheating on him with his best friend, while The Posthumours Memoirs is the biography of a pessimist, written beyond the grave. His third great novel, more highbrow, is Quincas Borba, a smart parody of 19th-century scientism.What would be a work by him to start reading? I've never read anything of his.
Found a cool meme about him in English.The last picture taken of Machado de Assis, the greatest Brazilian writer. The grandson of freemen born into slavery, he was described by Harold Bloom as the greatest black author of all time. Even though death certificates didn't usually include race back then, the mortician made sure he was registered as a white man.
For Polish people it's a kind of natioanl food but also entertaintment whilel looking and picking them up in forest ;PI hate mushrooms, even on Pizza, so you can imagine how I feel right now... If I think about them as some kind of alien entities they aren't so bad though
I find spiders (or their close relatives) creepy when they're in the same room with me, but otherwise they're fine. Here's another delightful video for you, this one with tarantulas eating worms, attacking water bowls, and shaking their butts and dancingKill it with fire.