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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
... further discussion. This is a question of some importance for the art of Machado de Assis, who dramatized it in one of his fine chronicles, called “O punhal de Martinha” (“Mar- tinha’s Dagger from 1894. The story, written in a pastiche of classical prose, con- cerns the parallel destinies of two...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
... index | volumes 42:2, 42:3, 43:1 199 de Assis, Machado du Maurier, George, II: 400 “O punhal de Martinha,” III: 100 Trilby, I: 304 De Forest, John Dubey, Madhu, II: 361 “The Great American Novel,” I: 284...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 167–174.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the theory that Schwarz formulates on the basis of how “O punhal de Martinha” incorporates and supplements “the novel” writ large. But the joke allowing Machado’s apparently local story to rethink the European novel it so art- fully tries and fails to imitate is short lived. Moretti has already...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Lucrece as the locally notorious Martinha. This appropriation of the classical story of the rape of Lucrece performs “a reversal,” in Schwarz's view, “of well-nigh unimaginable effect.” Machado uses this ironic reversal of European culture and colonial subject matter to give peripheral readers a good...