Sunday, June 21, 2015

K. David Jackson's "Machado de Assis"

K. David Jackson is professor of Portuguese and director of undergraduate studies of Portuguese at Yale University.

Here he shares some suggestions for the director of an adaptation of his new book, Machado de Assis: A Literary Life:
Definitely this book/movie should be directed by Woody Allen, with any of his brilliant actors from Midnight in Paris or To Rome with Love removed to Rio de Janeiro.

On the other hand, it could have been directed by Jean Renoir or Marcel Pagnol as a philosophical comedy of manners.
Learn more about Machado de Assis at the Yale University Press website.

Writers Read: K. David Jackson.

The Page 99 Test: Machado de Assis: A Literary Life.

--Marshal Zeringue