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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Works: 91 works in 425 publications in 2 languages and 36,294 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Love stories  Political fiction  Biography  Picaresque literature  Romances  History  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863.64
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Most widely held works by Edith Grossman
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 2,602 libraries worldwide
In colonial South America, the doomed love of a 12-year-old girl and a priest thrice her age sent to exorcise her. She is a nobleman's daughter who has been bitten by a rabid dog. The authorities decide she is possessed by the devil and lock her up in a convent
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,595 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
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,550 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 )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,311 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 )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,918 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 1,658 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 )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
The story of a fantastic wedding, the return of the bride to her parents in disgrace, her brothers' resolve to seek revenge on her corruptor, and the townspeoples' refusal to depart from routine
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,539 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 1,297 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."--Dust jacket
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,290 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
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
The fantasies of a frustrated husband. The protagonist is a Peruvian insurance executive whose second wife had an affair with his son. He threw her out and is reduced to sleeping with her in his imagination
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,094 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 )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 936 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"." -- Book jacket
Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 773 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 671 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 645 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
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 617 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"--
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 595 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
A manuscript of ashes by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 591 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
The Golden Age : poems of the Spanish Renaissance ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Presents translations and original text of forty key poetic works from the Spanish Renaissance, with capsule biographies of such literary figures as Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, Lope de Vega, and Luis de Góngora
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