Contributor biographical information for Quincas Borba / a novel by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa ; with an introduction by David T. Haberly ; and an afterword by Celso Favaretto.

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Joaquim Machado de Assis (1839-1908), the descendent of African slaves, is considered one of the greatest Latin American authors of the last century. His novels include The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, and Dom Casmurro. Gregory Rabassa is the preeminent American translator of Spanish and
Portuguese, whose works include One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas. Celso Ravaretto teaches at the University of Sao Paolo. David T. Haberly teaches at the University of Virginia.

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