Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2014

Publication Source

Hispanic Review

Volume

82

Issue

1

Start Page

116

Last Page

119

DOI

10.1353/hir.2014.0008

Abstract

In Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity, the sociologist Erving Goffman (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1963) discusses the relationship between individuals who possess a social stigma and the "normals" (8). Reginald Daniel's new book, Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist, discusses the stigmatized identity of the most celebrated Brazilian novelist as perceived in his literary work. Machado's biography is traced, his work commented on, and we are offered a picture of the Brazilian mulatto writer as a way to understand the inclusion, or lack thereof, of race relations and black identification in his writings.

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Comments

This is a review of Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist by G. Reginald Daniel

Keywords

Reginald G. Daniel, Machado de Assis, race in literature, identity, stigma, Mércia Santana Flannery

 

Date Posted: 26 April 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.