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The Resource Machado de Assis : toward a poetics of emulation, Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha

Machado de Assis : toward a poetics of emulation, Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha

Label
Machado de Assis : toward a poetics of emulation
Title
Machado de Assis
Title remainder
toward a poetics of emulation
Statement of responsibility
Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
This book offers an alternative explanation for one of the core dilemmas of Brazilian literary criticism: the "midlife crisis". Machado de Assis underwent from 1878 to 1880, the result of which was the writing of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs̀ Cubas, as well as the remarkable production of his mature years-with an emphasis on his masterpiece, Dom Casmurro. At the center of this alternative explanation, Castro Rocha situates the fallout from the success enjoyed by Eȧ de Queirs ̤with the publication of Cousin Basli̕o and Machado's two long texts condemning the author and his work. Literary and aesthetic rivalries come to the fore, allowing for a new theoretical framework based on a literary appropriation of "thick description," the method proposed by anthropologist Clifford Geertz. From this method, Castro Rocha derives his key hypothesis: an unforeseen consequence of Machado's reaction to Eȧ's novel was a return to the classical notion of aemulatio, which led Machado to develop a "poetics of emulation."
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rocha, João Cezar de Castro
Dewey number
869.3/3
Index
index present
Language note
English translation from the Portuguese
LC call number
PQ9697.M18
LC item number
Z852 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machado de Assis
  • Imitation in literature
  • Machado de Assis
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Imitation in literature
Label
Machado de Assis : toward a poetics of emulation, Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's Note; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Paradox of the Ur-Author; Chapter 1. The Shipwreck of Illusions; Chapter 2. In the Middle of the Way There Was an Author; Chapter 3. Toward a Poetics of Emulation; Chapter 4. The Decisive Years; Chapter 5. Forms of Emulation; Conclusion. Echoes of Paris?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
918993059
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt16tmtct
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993059
Label
Machado de Assis : toward a poetics of emulation, Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's Note; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Paradox of the Ur-Author; Chapter 1. The Shipwreck of Illusions; Chapter 2. In the Middle of the Way There Was an Author; Chapter 3. Toward a Poetics of Emulation; Chapter 4. The Decisive Years; Chapter 5. Forms of Emulation; Conclusion. Echoes of Paris?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
918993059
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16tmtct
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993059

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