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By Machado De Assis

Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is the good Brazilian writer of thinker or puppy? and Epitaph of a Small Winner, whose paintings is sought after by way of writers as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag. Taken from his mature interval, those mind-blowing tales echo Poe and Gogol, count on Joyce, and feature been in comparison to the writing of Chekhov, Maupassant and Henry James, but his smooth sensibility and clear-eyed humour stay completely distinct.

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19 At all. Although I dig the juniper and think the hills swing, my world is not closed but open. Everywhere I am, I feel I am everywhere else. But that man in the sun last February, with the western hat, and whom I shall not see for many years to come, the Idaho, and the snow there, and the huge purple bitter juniper berries. The 7th There was a time sitting in a room I wanted to see everyone I ever knew and of course I don’t remember the bad ones except a few. What a shock to get over the embarrassment of using language.

No, on her feet therefore, are the silences of nothing. And leather leggings adorn her limbs, on her arms are the garlands of ferns come from a raining raining forest and dripping lapidary’s dust. She is a common thief of fauna and locale (in her eyes are the small sticks of slender land-bridges) a porter standing near would carry her bundle, which is scarlet too, as a geranium and cherishable common that I worship and that I sing ploddingly, and out of tune as she, were she less the lapwing as she my pale sojourner, is.

19 At all. Although I dig the juniper and think the hills swing, my world is not closed but open. Everywhere I am, I feel I am everywhere else. But that man in the sun last February, with the western hat, and whom I shall not see for many years to come, the Idaho, and the snow there, and the huge purple bitter juniper berries. The 7th There was a time sitting in a room I wanted to see everyone I ever knew and of course I don’t remember the bad ones except a few. What a shock to get over the embarrassment of using language.

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