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Wimmer, Natasha

Overview
Works: 33 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 12,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Narrator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Natasha Wimmer
2666 by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: To track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesarea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A New York Times Notable Book. Flora Tristan, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this double portrait, a rare study in passion and ambition, as well as the obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of illness and death
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A comedic novel from the author of The Savage Detectives and 2666"--
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the tradition of Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet," Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about the world of letters. A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters, by the internationally acclaimed master of the novel In the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about our common literary endeavor. A writer, in his view, is a being seized by an insatiable appetite for creation, a rebel, and a dreamer. But dreams, when set down on paper, require disciplined development, and so Vargas Llosa undertakes to supply the tools of transformation. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Celine, Cortazar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet-he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, examining time, space, style, and structure, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create. Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and reread by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters
Delirium : a novel by Laura Restrepo ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolas, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality
Redeemers : ideas and power in Latin America by Enrique Krauze ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the major ideas that have formed the modern Latin American political mind and profiles influential revolutionaries, thinkers, poets, and novelists, from Che Guevara to Octavio Paz and Gabriel García Márquez
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
2666 by Roberto Bolaño ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
Kensington gardens by Rodrigo Fresán ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Hook is the son of mid-sixties rock-star parents, but has managed to become a successful children's author of a series of action books and movies. This work is an exploration of the charms and perils of children's literature and how fantasy can often effect reality
Dirty Havana trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Testifying to the squalor and grit of contemporary Cuba, Pedro Juan Gutierrez's novel in stories chronicles the misadventures of Pedro Juan, a former journalist now living from hand to mouth, half disgusted and half fascinated by the depths to which he has sunk. Like the lives of many of his neighbors in the crumbling, once elegant apartment houses that line Havana's waterfront (and its notorious cruising strip, El Malecon), Pedro Juan's days and nights have been reduced by the so-called special times - the harsh recession that followed the Soviet Union's collapse - to the struggle to feed himself and the escapist pursuit of sex. Collecting garbage, peddling marijuana or black-market produce, clearing undesirables off the streets, whoring himself, begging, sacrificing to the santos, Pedro Juan scrapes by under the shadow of hunger - all the while observing his lovers and friends, and strangers on the street, their suffering and their own lifesaving schemes, with an unsentimental, mocking, yet sympathetic eye. Banned in Cuba but celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, Gutierrez's picaresque novel is a fierce, loving tribute to Havana and the defiant, desperate way of lie that flourishes amid its decay."--BOOK JACKET
The savage detectives a novel by Roberto Bolaño ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: To track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesarea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A police sergeant searches for someone (perhaps a hunchback) and a nameless young woman (red-haired, a drug addict, a witness) sodomized by a cop--or is it the narrator? A collation of 56 "scenes" set in 1980 Barcelona
Between parentheses : essays, articles, and speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of most of Bolaño's newspaper columns, articles (many about other literary authors), prefaces, and texts of talks or speeches given by Bolaño during the last five years of his life. "Taken together, they make a surprisingly rounded whole . . . a kind of fragmented 'autobiography.'"--Introduction, p.1
The secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction gathers everything the author was working on before his death, including a story about a North American journalist receiving a mysterious call and a woman's recounting of the loss of her virginity
The Third Reich a novel by Roberto Bolaño ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals, and to the darker side of life in a resort town
The secret of fame : the literary encounter in an age of distraction by Gabriel Zaid ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dirty Havana trilogy : a novel in stories / Pedro Juan Gutiérrez ; translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banned in Cuba but celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, this picaresque novel in stories chronicles the misadventures of Pedro Juan, a former Cuban journalist living from hand to mouth in the squalor of contemporary Havana, half disgusted and half fascinated by the depths to which he has sunk. Like the lives of so many of his neighbors in the crumbling, once-elegant apartment houses that line Havana's waterfront, Pedro Juan's days and nights have been reduced by the so-called special times -- the harsh recession that followed the Soviet Union's collapse -- to the struggle of surviving the daily grit through the escapist pursuit of sex. Pedro Juan scrapes by under the shadow of hunger -- all the while observing his lovers and friends, strangers on the street, and their suffering with an unsentimental, mocking, yet sympathetic eye
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
Some kind of beautiful signal ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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