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Dillman, Lisa

Works: 35 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 7,881 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ6669.O56, 863.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Dillman
Pot pourri : whistlings of an idler : a novel by Eugenio Cambacérès( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an attempt to cure Buenos Aires of its corrupting influences, Cambaceres delivered Pot Pourri, a warts and all portrait of Buenosairean society. Its rich, wastrel narrator recounts a conjugal history of double adultery during the Carnival celebrations, where the seducer's flight is barred by the interventions of the husband's friend. Though fiction, Cambaceres's characters so closely resembled those of an actual Buenos Aires couple that a fury arose upon publication. In reaction, Cambaceres asked for the chance to explain, and wrote, "I have no desire to justify myself as I feel I have committed no crime... Mine are characters who exist, or could exist, as easily in Buenos Aires as in France, in Cochinchina, or in hell.""
Zig zag : a novel by José Carlos Somoza( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding dangerous discoveries that she made a decade earlier while working with a covert string theory research team, physics professor Elisa Robledo is horrified when she learns that her former team members have been brutally murdered
The scroll of seduction : a novel by Gioconda Belli( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn to sixteen-year-old Lucia during a visit to Madrid's Prado museum, art historian Manuel draws parallels between Lucia and Juana the Mad, the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, whose story Lucia and Manuel find themselves replaying
Signs preceding the end of the world by Yuri Herrera( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the US carrying a pair of secret messages--one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld"--Publisher's description
The Gaudí key by Esteban Martín( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As noted Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí hides an extraordinary relic in his complex masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia church, he is pursued by the leader of a malevolent secret society that remains a threat a century later
A million drops by Víctor del Árbol( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gonzalo Gil is a lawyer stuck in a disaffected life, in a failed career, trying to dodge the constant manipulation of his powerful father. This monotonous existence is shaken up when he learns, after years without news of his estranged sister, Laura, that she has committed suicide in dramatic circumstances. Her death pushes the fragile balance of Gonzalo's life as both a father and husband to the limit"--
The transmigration of bodies by Yuri Herrera( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yuri Herrera's novel is a response to the violence of contemporary Mexico. With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Roberto Bolaño and Raymond Chandler, The Transmigration of Bodies is a noirish tragedy and a tribute to those bodies -- loved, sanctified, lusted after, and defiled -- that violent crime has touched."--
Monastery by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Monastery, the nomadic narrator of Eduardo Halfon's critically-acclaimed The Polish Boxer returns to travel from Guatemalan cities, villages, coffee plantations, and border towns to a private jazz concert in New York's Harlem, a former German U-Boat base on the French Breton coast, and Israel, where he escapes from his sister's Orthodox Jewish wedding into an erotic adventure with the enigmatic Tamara. His passing encounters are unforgettable; his relationships, problematic. At once a world citizen and a writer who mistrusts the power of language, he is pursued by history's ghosts and unanswerable questions. He is a cartographer of identity on a compelling journey to an uncertain destination. As he draws and redraws his boundaries, he confronts us with the limitations of our own. Eduardo Halfon was named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogota and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Jose; Maria de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. The Polish Boxer, his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and frequently travels to Guatemala."--
Such small hands by Andrés Barba( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life changes at the orphanage the day seven-year-old Marina shows up. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina struggles to find her place, she invents a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence"--Back cover
The mule by Juan Eslava Galán( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon to be a major motion picture, this tender, satirical, antiwar novel--now available in English for the first time--vividly captures the tedium, propaganda, and absurdity of war as it explores the joys of true friendship in a place where it is difficult to distinguish man from beast
Kingdom cons by Yuri Herrera( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the kingdom to its core"--Page 4 of cover
Mourning by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mourning, Eduardo Halfon's eponymous narrator travels to Poland, Italy, the U.S., and the Guatemalan countryside in search of secrets he can barely name. He follows memory's strands back to his maternal roots in Jewish Poland and to the contradictory, forbidden stories of his father's Lebanese-Jewish immigrant family, specifically surrounding the long-ago childhood death by drowning of his uncle Salomón. But what, or who, really killed Salomón? As he goes deeper, he realizes that the truth lies buried in his own past, in the brutal Guatemala of the 1970s and his subsequent exile to the American South
August, October by Andrés Barba( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Tomás goes with his well-off family on their usual seaside summer holiday, but he is at a stage in his life when nothing is the same. Sullenly detached from them, full of confused intimations of sexuality, he is also faced with death when his widowed aunt, who lives in the resort, is taken seriously ill. As he becomes close to her on her deathbed he frequents the forbidden in the form of some lower-class village kids--casually transgressive boys and even more alien, sexually knowing girls
The right intention by Andrés Barba( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing is simple for the men and women in Andrés Barba's stories. As they go about their lives, they are each tested by a single, destructive obsession. A runner puts his marriage at risk while training for a marathon; a teenager can no longer stand the sight of meat following her parents' divorce; a man suddenly fixates on the age difference between him and his younger male lover. In four tightly wound novellas, Andrés Barba establishes himself as a master of the form"--Publisher's description
Spain( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller af spanske forfattere som foregår i Spanien
Op Oloop by Juan Filloy( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Optimus Oloop is a Finnish statistician living in Buenos Aires. His life runs according to a methodical and rigid schedule, with everything - from his meals down to his visits to the city brothels - timed to the minute. But when an insignificant traffic delay upsets this sacred schedule, and on the day of Oloop's engagement party, the clock begins ticking down towards a catastrophe that no amount of planning will avert." "A playful and unpredictable masterpiece of Argentinian literature, raising comparisons to Ulysses and serving as a primary inspiration to authors such as Julio Cortazar and Alfonso Reyes, Op Oloop is the first novel by lawyer, Hellenist, and boxing referee Juan Filloy to be translated into English."--Jacket
Diccionario crítico de la literatura mexicana, 1955-2005 by Christopher Domínguez Michael( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is both a personal anthology and a highly subjective and unscientific reference work, marrying the often acerbic, always poetic reviews and essays written on Mexican literature by the author over the past thirty years to the quixotic ideal of a comprehensive dictionary of Mexico's recent literary history. With well over 150 entries, it both introduces and interrogates the work of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists working in Mexico between 1955 (date of the publication of Juan Rulfo's watershed Mexican Revolution novel Pedro Páramo) and the present day
Déjame que te cuente-- by Jorge Bucay( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalyst tries to help a young man find happiness and fulfillment by telling him a story each day in an effort to provide a better understanding of his hopes, dreams, fears, and relationships
The frost on his shoulders by Lorenzo Mediano( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1930s, in an isolated valley of the Pyrenees Mountains, an aging teach reconstructs a bloody and tragic event that seems destined to remain forever hidden behind a wall of collective silence. He alone can penetrate appearances and grasp the iron laws determining the lives of all those who live in the region - this valley where nature is miserly and leaves little room for poetic contemplation or an excess of feelings. He alone remembers his protégé, Ramón, a shepherd who, no more than a child, fell in love with Alba, the only daughter of the regions most influential landowner. The rich and powerful conspire to thwart the love between Ramón and Alba, and in doing so incite a feud that will extend beyond all reason. Thus begins a vigorous, dramatic story of rebellion and the heroic quest for freedom."
Me, who dove into the heart of the world : a novel by Sabina Berman( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the tragedy of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family business. There, in her sister's dilapidated house, she is woken in the night by a wild child - a thing with no name, who could just be the niece she never knew she had. So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being, named Karen. To start, she must teach Karen her first word: Me. And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'. It will take Isabelle to the bottom of the ocean, to the farthest reaches of the planet ... and into the heart of the world
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Pot pourri : whistlings of an idler : a novel
Zig zag : a novelThe scroll of seduction : a novelThe Gaudí keyThe muleSpainOp OloopDiccionario crítico de la literatura mexicana, 1955-2005
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