By Machado De Assis

Followed by means of a radical advent to "Brazil's Machado, Machado's Brazil", those brilliant new translations of 8 of Machado de Assis's best-known brief tales carry nineteenth-century Brazilian society and tradition to existence for contemporary readers.

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1–27. 11 Supersubtle Venetians 23 provided not simply a few details for the opening of Shakespeare Act 1, scene 3; read in full, his commentary offers an astute analysis of the events leading up to and following the loss of Cyprus. A careful reading of Knolles’s account of the Cyprus wars may also tell us something about the expectations of Shakespeare’s audience. The Generall Historie may have been well known to its literate and more well-to-do members, and that familiarity, in turn, may have shaped a more complicated response to the tragedy than common folk knowledge about the cruel and barbarous Turk.

14 Visions of Venice in Shakespeare As Coryat gives us an example of the fascination that a foreigner experiences at KLV¿UVWHQFRXQWHUZLWK9HQLFH KHQHYHUZHQWEDFNDIWHUWKLVYLVLW 6KDNHVSHDUH¶V plays are there to remind us of the dark sides of the myth of Venice, and of the inescapable fact that the issues raised in the Venetian plays are tremendously topical: we are still haunted by Shylock and Othello and we still respond, instinctively as well as imaginatively, to these theatrical casualties of early modern multiculturalism.

New Turkes: Dramatizing Islam and the Ottomans in Early Modern England. Aldershot, Hampshire and Burlington: Ashgate, 2005. Dursteler, Eric R. Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2006. Greenblatt, Stephen. Renaissance Self-fashioning from More to Shakespeare. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1980. Jones, Emrys. ’ Shakespeare Survey 21 (1969): 47–52. Knolles, Richard. Generall Historie of the Turkes. London,1603.

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