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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Works: 92 works in 508 publications in 3 languages and 39,462 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Biography  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863.64
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Most widely held works about Edith Grossman
Most widely held works by Edith Grossman
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the lush, coastal tropics of an eighteenth-century South American seaport, an unruly, copper-haired girl and a bookish priest are caught in chaste, ill-fated love affair. Sierva Maria, the only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slave quarters of her father's mansion while her mother resides on a faraway plantation. On her twelfth birthday she is bitten by a rabid dog, and even as the wound heals she is made to endure therapies indistinguishable from torture. Believed to be possessed, she is incarcerated in a convent, where she meets Father Cayetano Delaura, who has been sent to oversee her exorcism. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels "something immense and irreparable." It is love, "the most terrible demon of all."
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Persian and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel Garca Mr̀quez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader--a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. And, as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life--in this instance, his own
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to worldwide critical acclaim, with more than one million copies already in print, this is the lush, wondrous story of an unrequited love that survives half a century and more than 600 distractions
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having decided to celebrate his ninetieth birthday by spending the night with a young virgin, an old man falls deeply in love for the first time in his life when he spots the girl at a local brothel
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to her native Dominican Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called "the Goat," still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution is already under way that will have bloody consequences of its own. This magisterial novel recounts the end of a regime and the terrible birth of a democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and to the victims, both innocent and complicit, who were drawn into his deadly orbit. -- Publisher description
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life one summer and disappears again without explanation. He loves her still when she reappears as a revolutionary in 1960s Paris, then later as Mrs. Richardson, the wife of a wealthy Englishman, and again as the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman in Tokyo. However poorly she treats him, he is doomed to worship her. Charting Ricardo's expatriate life through his romances with this shape-shifting woman, Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, simultaneous plot lines ranging from an investigation by Corporal Lituma of a mysterious disappearance, to his deputy's love affair with a prostitute, to an Andean community terrorized by Shining Path guerrillas, and the alternating first- and third-person narrators all obscure coherence. Grossman's lazy translation needlessly retains large doses of original Spanish lexicon. An introduction, maps, and a translator's note are badly needed to orient readers not familiar with Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s"--Jacket
The discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The severed head of Josuãe Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally acclaimed winner of the Cervantes Prize presents a stunning novel about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented." For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable"."--Jacket
Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the Mafioso's in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer's son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life"--
Nada by Carmen Laforet( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loosely based on the author's own life, Nada is the story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona." "Residing amid genteel poverty in a mysterious house on Calle de Aribau, young Andrea falls in with a wealthy band of schoolmates who provide a rich counterpoint to the squalor of her home life. As experience overtakes innocence, Andrea gradually learns the disquieting truth about the people she shares her life with: her overbearing and superstitious aunt Angustias; her nihilistic yet artistically gifted uncle Roman and his violent brother Juan; and Juan's disturbingly beautiful wife, Gloria, who secretly supports the clan with her gambling. From existential crisis to a growing maturity and resolve, Andrea's passionate inner journey leaves her wiser, stronger, and filled with hope for the future."--Jacket
Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lima prosecutor Félix Chacaltana Saldívar becomes the investigator in a mysterious murder, discovering links to the terrorist group, the Shining Path, and mass graves that expose the destruction and corruption of Peruvian society during the Fujimori regime
The ingenious gentleman and poet Federico García Lorca ascends to hell by Carlos Rojas( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Rojas uses a fantastic premise--Garcia Lorca in hell--to reexamine the poet's life and speculate on alternatives to his tragic end. Rojas conjures a profoundly original world
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Of love and other demons
Alternative Names
Edith Grossman American translator

Edith Grossman Amerikaans taalkundige

Эдит Гроссман

إديث غروسمان

그로스먼, 이디스

English (226)

Spanish (2)

Persian (1)

Living to tell the taleLove in the time of choleraMemories of my melancholy whoresThe Feast of the GoatThe bad girlDeath in the AndesDestiny and desire : a novelHappy families : stories