Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado de
Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado de:see Machado de Assis, Joaquim MariaMachado de Assis, Joaquim Maria
, 1839–1908, Brazilian novelist, b. Rio de Janeiro. The grandson of African slaves, he was educated by a priest and became a typesetter, a proofreader, and finally a journalist.
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