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Austen and Assis: similarities. Janaína Pietroluongo BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY 26 September 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ [email protected] BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES. JANE AUSTEN (England,1775-1817) MACHADO DE ASSIS (Brazil, 1839-1908). 1. GENIUS. Ability to criticise oneself.

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Austen and assis similarities

Austen and Assis: similarities

Janaína Pietroluongo

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY

26 September 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

[email protected]


Biographical notes

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

JANE AUSTEN

(England,1775-1817)

MACHADO DE ASSIS

(Brazil, 1839-1908)


1 genius

1. GENIUS

  • Ability to criticise oneself.

  • Highly developed sense of humour.

  • Imagination and creativity.


2 ability to overcome

2. ABILITY TO OVERCOME

AUSTEN: female condition, celibacy, class prejudice.

ASSIS: poverty, illness,

racial prejudice.


3 both writers transcend literary schools

3. Both writers transcend literary schools.

Austen and Assis reject labels.


4 influences

4. Influences

  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

  • Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

  • Walter Scott (1771-1832)


5 presence

5. Presence

Jane Austen: 22.900.000

William Shakespeare: 51.200.000

Machado de Assis: 3.010.000

Gustave Flaubert: 2.920.000


Austen and assis similarities

CRITICISM


Austen and assis similarities

“There may not be a novelist in English who surpasses Jane Austen”.

Harold Bloom


Austen and assis similarities

“The art and passion of reading well and deeply is waning, but [Jane] Austen still inspires people to become fanatical readers. ” 

Harold Bloom


Austen and assis similarities

“I consider Machado the greatest genius of Brazilian literature in the XIX century.”.

Harold Bloom


Quotes by austen

Quotes by Austen

“It´s a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”

(Pride and Prejudice)


She was a woman of mean understanding little information and uncertain temper pride and prejudice

“She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper”(Pride and Prejudice)


Quotes by assis

QUOTES BY ASSIS

I know that you, Sir, would prefer a delicate lie; but I know nothing more delicate than the truth.

(Fluminense short stories)


Austen and assis similarities

UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS


Austen and assis similarities

CAPITU


Austen and assis similarities

  • http://youtu.be/cWk5Dpsl88A


Darcy

DARCY


Austen and assis similarities

  • http://youtu.be/nty0udepDG4


Lizzie

LIZZIE


Austen and assis similarities

EMMA


Austen and assis similarities

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=41MHIJIg6u0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D41MHIJIg6u0


Machado de assis

MACHADO DE ASSIS

  • Ressurrection (1872)

  • The Hand and the Glove(1874)

  • Helena (1876)

  • Iaiá Garcia (1878)


Machado de assis 2nd phase

MACHADO DE ASSIS2nd PHASE

  • Epitaph of a small winner

  • Philosopher or Dog?

  • Dom Casmurro

  • Esau and Jacob

  • Counselor Aires´Memoirs


Austen and assis similarities

THEMES


Family and marriage

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE


Austen and assis similarities

LOVE


Class system

CLASS SYSTEM


Social relationships

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS


Friendship

FRIENDSHIP


Reading

READING


Writing

WRITING


Spin offs

Spin-offs

Machado de Assis and Jane Austen´s works continue to inspire movies, TV series, plays, comics, cartoons, fanfics and mashups.


The hand and the glove

The hand and the glove

“ Mrs. Oswald had met the baroness in 1846...she was an intelligent and wise woman blessed with a good nature... Mrs. Oswald was the life and soul of the house...”.


The hand and the glove1

The hand and the glove

- Why did you not call me?

- I must have been asleep, or lost in a Sir Walter Scott novel.

- Milton – the English tutor sternly corrected. This morning was dedicated to Milton. What a great poet, Dona Guiomar!


Iai garcia

Iaiá Garcia

“ The remainder was solely Iaiá´s deed. Her work split into two parts – a voluntary one and an uncounscious one. Voluntary because, the girl, in the laborious silence of her mind had created the idea of matching the two of them...”.


Austen and assis similarities

Emma

“Mr. Elton was the very person fixed on by Emma for driving the young farmer out of Harriet´s head. She thought it would be an excellent match...”


Ressurrection

Ressurrection

“ My idea when writing this book was to put into action that famous thought by Shakespeare:

Our doubts are traitors,

And make us lose the good

we oft might win,

By fearing to attempt”


References

REFERENCES

  • The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Penguin.

  • Tomalin, Claire. Jane Austen, A Life.

  • Grinberg, Keila. Para Conhecer Machado de Assis.

  • Stein, Ingrid. Figuras Femininas em Machado de Assis.

  • Literary Allusions in Jane Austen http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/litallus.html

  • Citações e Alusões na Ficção de Machado de Assis:

    http://www.machadodeassis.net/dtb_index.asp

    7. Mensa Brasil: http://www.mensa.com.br


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