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Comprehensive information about Machado de Assis including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (Portuguese:  [w'ki m'i. m'adu d 'sis] ), often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho (June 21, 1839 – September 29, 1908), was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism. Widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature, nevertheless he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime. He was multilingual, having taught himself French, English, German and Greek in later life. This educational Machado de Assis resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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