Editora Unesp was established in 1987 as the publishing branch of Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University) Júlio de Mesquita Filho, one of the largest and most important higher education institutions in Brazil. Since the beginning, our goal has been to support a pluralist view and to disseminate knowledge in such a manner that can be understood by all, in an effort to bring major intellectual contributions, traditionally the privilege of academics, to a broader audience.
Machado de Assis
Sílvia Maria Azevedo
Daniela Mantarro Callipo
Presenting Machado de Assis as a literary critic, this book also addresses the beginnings of this type of literary production in the country, which flourished in the mid-18th century. In addition to a significant number of texts published by de Assis in periodicals of the era, some never published in book form, this book’s content traces his career as a critic, depicting his maturation as a forefather on this form of writing in Brazil.