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Bento Santiago’s Grand Dissimulation

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Machado’s most complex failed narrator-author, a master of dissimulation who writes to disguise the depth and damage of his obsessions, is Bento Santiago, in his own words the “subterranean man” who ... More


The Politics of Personal Character

Marilyn Morris

in Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300208450
eISBN:
9780300210477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208450.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how politicians of the eighteenth century disclosed information about their opponents. They hired writers to scrutinize the other person's personal fortunes, marital life, ... More


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