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Putnam, Samuel 1892-1950

Overview
Works: 162 works in 576 publications in 3 languages and 15,606 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Picaresque literature  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Adventure stories  Satire  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra, Contributor
Classifications: PQ6329, 863.3
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Most widely held works about Samuel Putnam
 
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

78 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic country gentleman sets out like the knights of old to search for adventure and right wrongs
The portable Rabelais; selected by François Rabelais( Book )

20 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the best known portions of the Gargantua and Pantagruel ... will be found here, along with others which are ordinarily overlooked."--Page 40
Rebellion in the backlands by Euclides da Cunha( Book )

46 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a former army lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's vivid and poignant portrayal of Brazil's infamous War of Canudos. The deadliest civil war in Brazilian history, the conflict during the 1890s was between the government and the village of Canudos in the northeastern state of Bahia, which had been settled by 30,000 followers of the religious zealot Antonio Conselheiro. Far from just an objective retelling, da Cunha's story shows both the significance of this event and the complexities of Brazilian society. -- Back cover
Marvelous journey : a survey of four centuries of Brazilian writing by Samuel Putnam( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six exemplary novels by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1983 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve novellas gathered together in this volume reveal the extraordinary breadth of Cervantes's imagination: his nearly limitless ability to create characters, invent plots, and entertain readers across continents and centuries. Cervantes published his book in Spain in 1613. The assemblage of unique characters (eloquent witches, talking dogs, Gypsy orphans, and an array of others), the twisting plots, and the moral heart at the core of each tale proved irresistible to his enthusiastic audience. Then as now, Cervantes's readers find pure entertainment in his pages, but also a subtle artistry that invites deeper investigation. Edith Grossman's eagerly awaited translation brings this timeless classic to English-language readers in an edition that will delight those already familiar with Cervantes's work as well as those about to be enchanted fro the first time. Roberto González Echevarria's illuminating introduction to the volume serves as both an appreciation of Cervantes's brilliance and a critical guide to the novellas and their significance
Paris was our mistress; memoirs of a lost & found generation by Samuel Putnam( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masters and the slaves (Casa-grande & senzala) : a study in the development of Brazilian civilization by Gilberto Freyre( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1971 in English and Portuguese and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator." Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"--Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator. ----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervan- tes is the founder of the Modern Era. ... The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. ... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V.S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. ... The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices
The violent land by Jorge Amado( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia"--Publisher's website
François Rabelais, man of the Renaissance; a spiritual biography by Samuel Putnam( Book )

18 editions published between 1929 and 2001 in English and French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you desire me (Come tu mi vuoi) a play in three acts by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

8 editions published between 1931 and 1934 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after WW [I] a German writer, his mistress, and sexually ambiguous daughter set the scene for the tone of decadence. --www.doollee.com The movie based on the play is described thusly at Amazon.com: "Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara is actually Maria, the wife of his close friend Bruno. Maria, Tony claims, had her memory destroyed during a World War I invasion ten years ago. Zara doesn't remember but leaves with Tony to Salter's dismay. Bruno, now an officer in the Italian army, tries to coax Maria's memory back on his large estate. No one is really sure if Zara is Maria, and when Salter shows up with a mental case that he claims is the real Maria, everyone on Bruno's estate is desperately searching for the truth."
Marguerite of Navarre by Samuel Putnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 1982 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aretino by Pietro Aretino( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down stream (A vau-l'eau) and other works : including Marthe, A dish of spices (Le drageoir aux épices), Critical papers (from Certains and L'art moderne), and a Twenty-year-after preface (to A rebours) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

8 editions published between 1927 and 1975 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in late-nineteenth-century Paris, Downstream is the story of civil servant Jean Folantin, a man beset with melancholy induced by middle-aged loneliness, nihilism, and toiling for a wage that scarcely allows him to subsist. His days are composed of office drudgery; in the evenings he searches in vain for a decent meal. His nights are spent alone." "Whether Downstream is the political tale of a man's enslavement by poverty or, instead, a psychological tale of his reluctance to genuinely invest hope in anything that actually matters, it is J.K. Huysmans in a foul and visionary mood."--Jacket
Tonight we improvise by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town below by Roger Lemelin( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Town Below takes place in St. Joseph Parish of Quebec City's Saint-Sauveur suburb. Saint-Sauveur is a parochial and provincial place where narrow piety and corruption can be found in every corner, and Denis and Lise, two adolescents in love, scandalize the town with their affair. Scheming politicians and clergymen and grasping social climbers mix with salt-of-the-earth citizens in a rough-and-tumble satiric assault on pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec mores and attitudes. The Town Below won the Prix David and the Prix de la langue française. Lemelin was also awarded Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. A bestseller in Quebec when it originally appeared, The Town Below has been called the "pioneer novel of working-class Quebec" and exploded, with great controversy, the smothering social and religious strictures prevalent among postwar Québécois. The novel was first published in English by Reynal & Hitchcock in 1948
Better think twice about it and twelve other stories by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European caravan : an anthology of the new spirit in European literature : Part I, France, Spain, England and Ireland( Book )

11 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One, no one, and one hundred thousand by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1983 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persephone by André Gide( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Putnam, S. 1892-1950

Putnam, S. (Samuel), 1892-1950

Putnam, Samuel

Putnam Samuel Whitehall

Samuel Putnam American translator and scholar of Romance languages

Samuel Putnam Amerikaans taalkundige (1892-1950)

Samuel Putnam US-amerikanischer Übersetzer und Romanist

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Rebellion in the backlandsParis was our mistress; memoirs of a lost & found generationDon QuixoteThe violent landThe town below