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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 430 publications in 3 languages and 36,853 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Love stories  Biography  Picaresque literature  Romances  Historical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863.64
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Most widely held works by Edith Grossman
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,601 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 García Márquez'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
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 2,599 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."
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,575 libraries worldwide
"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--BOOK JACKET
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,340 libraries worldwide
"Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez's first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, 'Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing' (Los Angeles Times). On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist-an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor-decides to give himself 'the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.' The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying-not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love. Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller"--Publisher description
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,922 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
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,668 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a love affair between a Peruvian translator and an adventurous and independent woman, "the bad girl," as it unfolds over the course of forty years, from Lima to London, Paris, Tokyo, and Madrid
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,347 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
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,298 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.--Résumé de léditeur
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
A companion to the scandalous bestseller "In Praise of the Stepmother, " Llosa's new novel is "an amazingly seductive work" ("San Francisco Chronicle"). Set in Lima, it tells of a love triangle between a man, his second wife, and his young son, Alfonso. Line drawings
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
In these masterly vignettes, Fuentes explores Tolstoy's classic observation that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In "A Family Like Any Other," each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In "The Mariachi's Mother," the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son's wounds. "Sweethearts" reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes's trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past, and the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 958 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 )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 770 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
Nada by Carmen Laforet( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
In Barcelona, in the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Andrea, a young university student, moves into a strange, gothic house inhabited by a volatile array of aunts and uncles in order to attend college
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 652 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" --
Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Red April evokes Holy Week during a cruel, bloody, and terrifying time in Peru's history, shocking for its corrosive mix of assassination, bribery, intrigue, torture, and enforced disappearance - a war between grim, ideologically driven terrorism and morally bankrupt government counterinsurgence
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again
A manuscript of ashes by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Seeking refuge from the police during the last days of Franco's rule, Minaya moves into his uncle's country estate and stumbles upon a dark secrets involving an old poet, his uncle, and the death of the woman they both had loved
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
"Translation of Tú, la oscuridad, a work by a Cuban-born author now living in Puerto Rico. English-language readers may wish for some background information about Montero or the context of her novel. However, they will find helpful a map of Haiti (not included in Spanish original) that will enable them to follow the protagonist's search for an extinct red frog"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
 
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