Machado de Assis[mä-shäˈdo͝o dĭ ä-sēsˈ], Joachim María 1839-1908.
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, Joachim María 1839-1908.
Brazilian writer whose novels, including Dom Casmurro (1900), reveal his wit and pessimistic but empathic view of humanity.