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Rabassa, Gregory

Works: 103 works in 365 publications in 1 language and 20,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Experimental fiction  Love stories  Satire  Political fiction 
Roles: Translator, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
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Publications about Gregory Rabassa
Publications by Gregory Rabassa
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Most widely held works by Gregory Rabassa
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
62 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,473 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town
The Brazilian people the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro( file )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,808 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
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,741 libraries worldwide
A collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968
The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel by Machado de Assis( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,348 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
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
Studies a murder which takes place shortly after a wedding and explores the mass community complicity that allowed it to happen
Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
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 636 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 )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 603 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 a novel by Machado de Assis( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 585 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
If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir by Gregory Rabassa( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 465 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
Doña Inés vs. oblivion : a novel by Ana Teresa Torres( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 458 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
Collected novellas by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 428 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 vampire of Curitiba and other stories by Dalton Trevisan( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
The return of the caravels : a novel by António Lobo Antunes( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
"Set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies dissolve in the 1970s."--Jacket
The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 311 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
What can I do when everything's on fire? by António Lobo Antunes( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 303 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
Avalovara by Osman Lins( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Marks of identity by Juan Goytisolo( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 293 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"
Rosario Tijeras : a novel by Jorge Franco Ramos( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"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's delicately balanced novel, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellin. Her very nameevoking 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. From the corridors of the hospital where Rosario is fighting for her life, Antonio, the narrator, waits to learn if she will recover. We join him in his nighttime vigil. Piece by piece, as he moves through layers of recollection and speculation, we reconstruct the friendship between the two, the story of her many lovers, and her life as a hitwoman.--[from publisher's description]
Macho Camacho's beat by Luis Rafael Sánchez( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 263 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
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