The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas Audiobook, by Joaqium Maria Machado de Assis Play Audiobook Sample

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas Audiobook

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas Audiobook, by Joaqium Maria Machado de Assis Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Gary Tiedemann Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781696601696

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

165

Longest Chapter Length:

20:48 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:06 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

A revelatory new translation of the playful, incomparable masterpiece of one of the greatest black authors in the Americas

The mixed-race grandson of ex-slaves, Machado de Assis is not only Brazil's most celebrated writer but also a writer of world stature, who has been championed by the likes of Philip Roth, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, John Updike, and Salman Rushdie. In his masterpiece, the 1881 novel The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (translated also as Epitaph of a Small Winner), the ghost of a decadent and disagreeable aristocrat decides to write his memoir. He dedicates it to the worms gnawing at his corpse and tells of his failed romances and halfhearted political ambitions, serves up harebrained philosophies, and complains with gusto from the depths of his grave. Wildly imaginative, wickedly witty, and ahead of its time, the novel has been compared to the work of everyone from Cervantes to Sterne to Joyce to Nabokov to Borges to Calvino, and has influenced generations of writers around the world.

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About Gary Tiedemann

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.