A School Story

Chekhov noted that if, early in a story, mention was made of a rifle hanging on the wall, it would eventually have to go off. Hanging on the window frame of the schoolhouse in Machado de Assis's "A School Story" is not a rifle, but a paddle, complete with five holes drilled in it. More

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Published by Fario
Words: 3,920
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301431960
About Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Brazil's Machado de Assis, the greatest Latin American novelist of the nineteenth century (1839-1908), also excelled in the short story.

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