Quincas Borba

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Quincas Borba is a novel written by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis and first published in 1891. This work is considered one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature and is part of the author’s cycle of realistic novels.
The story focuses on the main character, Quincas Borba, an eccentric philosopher and prophet who lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Quincas Borba becomes friends with the young protagonist, Rubião, who inherits the fortune of his deceased benefactor and becomes his disciple. As the plot progresses, themes such as the madness, ambition, greed and moral decay of the characters are explored.
The novel uses a complex and enigmatic narrative, alternating between comic and tragic moments. Through the characters and their interactions, Machado de Assis offers a social and philosophical critique of Brazilian society of the time, exploring themes such as materialism, hypocrisy and the lack of ethical values.
Quincas Borba is a work that deeply addresses the human condition and the fragility of the human mind, raising philosophical questions about morality, truth and existence itself. The novel reflects the literary mastery of Machado de Assis, who is known for his ironic style and ability to explore the psychology of his characters.

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