Most widely held works about Gregory Rabassa
Most widely held works by Gregory Rabassa
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
44 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,523 libraries worldwide
The internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel offers a rich and brilliant chronicle celebrating the endless variety of life in the mythical Latin America town of Macondo.
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
A collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968.
The Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
"This is the first English-language translation of the culmination of the life work of Darcy Ribeiro, one of Brazil's leading twentieth-century intellectuals, known internationally both for his work in Indian affairs and for his political activism. First published as O Povo Brosileiro in 1995, two years before Ribeiro's death, it quickly became a controversial best-seller." "Offering a sweeping overview of the ethnic, racial, and social forces that shape Brazilian culture and society, the book presents no less than an aesthetic of the Brazilian people as a whole. While Ribeiro dwells on the paradox of Brazil as a country of immense potential hindered by racial and class prejudice, he also says it is "the most beautiful and luminous province on earth.""--BOOK JACKET.
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
Angela Vicario's husband returns his new bride to her family hours after the marriage, claiming she is a dishonored woman. Angela's family forces her to reveal her first lover's name, and her twin brothers set out to murder the man, Santiago Nasar. As the murder is planned, no one in the town tries to stop the crime, which results in an entire society put on trial for the murder.
The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel by Machado de Assis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
"New translation of Machado's famous novel is for the most part faithful and readable. However, work has occasional odd errors and omissions, and fails to give sufficient attention to Machado's rhythm and syntax. Given Rabassa's vast experience as a translator, it is hard not to suspect that carelessness and haste explain the mistakes and lapses. Also poorly edited and inadequately proofread"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
A god strolling in the cool of the evening : a novel by Mário de Carvalho ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
In second-century Portugal, a Roman magistrate tries to maintain order as the empire crumbles, invaded by Moors, subverted by Christianity, while people amuse themselves with sadistic games. On top of which, he is in love with a Christian woman who is coming up for trial.
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, the novel is overflowing with symbolic descriptions as it vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator embodies at once the best and the worst of human nature.
Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
"Updated translation of another Machado classic, with excellent accompanying essays, is a welcome addition to his work available in English. Rabassa provides a more informal, less strained tone than Wilson's 1954 version"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Doña Inés vs. oblivion : a novel by Ana Teresa Torres ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
A history of Venezuela through the eyes of a ghost, that of a planter's wife who died in 1780. She is searching for a title deed and she keeps it up for 200 years, witnessing major events, including the war of independence.
If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir by Gregory Rabassa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"In If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents, Gregory Rabassa offers a defense of translation, laying out his views on the craft. Anecdotal, and illuminating, If This Be Treason traces Rabassa's career, from his boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners."--BOOK JACKET.
Collected novellas by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose.Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first novella, introduces the mythical village of Macondo, a desolate town beset by torrents of rain, where a man must fulfill a promise made years earlier. No One Writes to the Colonel is a novella of life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia with an unforgettable central character. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a dark and profound story of three people joined together in a fatal act of violence.
The return of the caravels : a novel by António Lobo Antunes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies dissolve in the 1970s."--Jacket.
The vampire of Curitiba and other stories by Dalton Trevisan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
What can I do when everything's on fire by António Lobo Antunes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian masterpiece, Antunes's first novel to appear in English in five years.
Marks of identity by Juan Goytisolo ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"This luxurious translation of a Spanish tour de force, about the return of an exile to his native Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, should captivate those who prize the elegant lyricism and complexity of Latin American fiction"-"Publishers Weekly"
The green house : a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
"Mario Vargas Llosa's novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences." "This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape." "The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization - and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two."--BOOK JACKET.
Rosario Tijeras : a novel by Jorge Franco Ramos ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: "Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of love with that of death." Rosario Tijeras is the violent, violated character at the center of Jorge Franco Ramos' delicately balanced novel, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellin. Her very name-evoking the rosary and scissors-bespeaks her conflict as a woman who becomes a contract killer to insulate herself from the random violence of the streets (in a country where it is common practice among her colleagues to boil bullets in holy water before using them). Then she is shot, gravely wounded, and the circle of contradiction is closed.
Macho Camacho's beat by Luis Rafael Sánchez ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
One day in the life of "Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, artistocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot child, her cousins (Hughie, Louie, and Dewey) and her friend Doña Chon."--Cover.
Innocent Eréndira and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Jail by Jesús Zárate Moreno ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Antiquities Assassins Brazil Brazilian fiction Brazilian literature Caribbean Area Church history--Primitive and early church Civilization Colombia Colombian fiction Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Dictatorship Domestic fiction Drug traffic Ethnology Female impersonators Fiction Fiction (Title) García Márquez, Gabriel,--1928- Good and evil History Honor Identity (Psychology) Latin America Macondo (Imaginary place) Manners and customs Murder Music--Instruction and study Peru Plantations Portugal Portugal--Lisbon Prostitutes Puerto Rico--San Juan Rabassa, Gregory Race relations Revenge Romans Rome Ship captains Social classes Social history Spanish fiction Translating and interpreting Translations Trevisan, Dalton Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Vampires Venezuela