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Roberto Schwarz: Mimesis Beyond Realism
Roberto Schwarz: Mimesis Beyond Realism
Nicholas Brown

Over the course of a career that has so far spanned more than a half-century, Roberto Schwarz has made several indelible contributions to critical theory. While Schwarz has written commandingly on diverse topics, his towering achievement is his work on the late nineteenth-century Brazilian literary figure Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, particularly his last great novels. Born in 1938 in Vienna, Roberto Schwarz moved with his family to Brazil in 1939 after the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. Schwarz studied social sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP) before taking a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Yale University under René Wellek. Returning to Brazil in 1963, Schwarz ...

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