Fitz, Earl E. Machado de Assis and Narrative Theory: Language, Imitation, Art, and Verisimilitude in the Last Six Novels. Bucknell UP, 2019

  • Paul Dixon Purdue University
Keywords: Brazil, novel, Machado de Assis


Earl Fitz’s Machado de Assis and Narrative Theory proposes that the Brazilian author problematizes the very tool—language—that makes such things knowable. Importantly, the book introduces methodical doubt about the extent to which, when it comes to Machado, ideas deriving from his fiction can be confidently discerned.