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Machado de Assis

Machado de AssisAKA Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Born: 21-Jun-1839
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 29-Sep-1908
Location of death: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: Brazil
Executive summary: Dom Casmurro

Universally considered Brazil's greatest novelist.


[1] Mixed ancestry, one-quarter black, the rest mostly Portuguese.

Father: Francisco José de Assis (housepainter)
Mother: Maria Leopoldina Machado de Assis
Wife: Carolina Augusta Xavier de Novais (m. 1869)

    Academia Brasileira de Letras President (1897-1908)
    Portuguese Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Epilepsy

Author of books:
Crisálidas (1864, poetry)
Falenas (1870, poetry)
Ressurreição (1872)
Histórias da Meia Noite (1873)
Americanas (1875, poetry)
Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (1881, novel)
Papéis Avulsos (1882)
Histórias sem data (1884)
Quincas Borba (1891, novel)
Várias histórias (1896)
Páginas recolhidas (1899)
Dom Casmurro (1899, novel)
Poesias completas (1901, poetry)
Esaú e Jacó (1904)
Relíquias da Casa Velha (1906)
Memorial de Aires (1908)


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