A QUESTION MARK: UNKNOWN PSEUDONYM AND A UNKOWN TEXT BY MACHADO DE ASSIS

2019-11-27T02:42:29Z (GMT) by FERNANDO BORSATO

Abstract Throughout his literary life, Machado de Assis signed his texts in many different ways. Here we add a hitherto unknown pseudonym to the set of signatures he used. It is a question mark ("?"), which the author used to sign a forgotten text in the pages of Correio da Tarde. We have published this unreported text at the end of this article. This attribution is based on the author's reference to himself in the well-known text "O folhetinista" from the "Aquarelas " series, where "M-as" appears in the byline.