Machado de Assis Joaquim María

Ma·cha·do de As·sis

 (mä-shä′do͝o dĭ ä-sēs′), Joaquim María 1839-1908.
Brazilian writer whose novels, including Dom Casmurro (1900), reveal his wit and pessimistic but empathic view of humanity.
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