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Putnam, Samuel 1892-1950

Works: 181 works in 661 publications in 3 languages and 16,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Picaresque literature  Picaresque fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Romances  Novellas  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PQ6329, 863.3
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Most widely held works about Samuel Putnam
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Most widely held works by Samuel Putnam
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

49 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 3,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic country gentleman sets out like the knights of old to search for adventure and right wrongs
Rebellion in the backlands by Euclides da Cunha( )

37 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps on lining-papers. "Bibliography of the works of Euclides da Cunha": pages xxi-xxii. "A selected list of works, passages, and articles on Euclides da Cunha": p. xxii-xxiii
The portable Rabelais by François Rabelais( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 1,232 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
Marvelous journey : a survey of four centuries of Brazilian writing by Samuel Putnam( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English translation of this standard work of an anthrologist on Brazilian society deviates in title from the exact translation, - "Big House and Slave Quarters". In its original, this has gone through four revisions. As a reference tool for students of race and culture, it is an important contribution, but solely, one would think, in that field. Even today there are inescapable traces of the 16th century feudalism, rooted in a slave culture, the outgrowth of harmonious union of culture with culture, - the native, the Portuguese colonist with his mixed antecedents, the Negro. In minute detail, Freyre surveys the contribution made by each, - physical, social, economic. His data is based on study of primary sources; the result, an essay in genetic sociology and social history, as evidenced in significant aspects of the formation of the Brazilian family unit. -- From (Oct. 31, 2017)
Three exemplary novels by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1983 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve novellas gathered together in Exemplary Novels 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 for 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"--Publisher's description
Paris was our mistress : memoirs of a lost & found generation by Samuel Putnam( Book )

19 editions published between 1947 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent land by Jorge Amado( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short novel, the aristocratic Badaros family is pitted against the middle-class planter Colonel Horacio Silveira in a struggle to obtain a crucial piece of land for the growing of cacao. Amado's true subject - and one he frequently comes back to - is the effect of the Bahia region's vast cacao plantations on the local citizens and the communities in which they live. 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
The works of Aretino by Pietro Aretino( Book )

4 editions published between 1926 and 1933 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marguerite of Navarre by Samuel Putnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and held by 364 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 Joris-Karl Huysmans( Book )

8 editions published between 1927 and 1975 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Marthe: ""This new translation by Brendan King is the first for nearly fifty years. Capturing the lively linguistic inventiveness of the original, it also includes an introduction and comprehensive notes." "First published in 1876, Marthe was an important landmark in J.-K. Huysmans's literary career and propelled him into the growing ranks of the Naturalist movement, then beginning to take shape under Zola's direction. Marthe was one of the first French novels to tackle head-on the subject of prostitution, a theme that was to become a central preoccupation in the work of many novelists, painters and poets. Set in and around the demi-monde of the Parisian music hall, it centres on a would-be actress, Marthe, who works in one of the lowest dives in Paris, and tells the story of her brief and ultimately doomed relationship with Leo, a romantic searching for something to take the place of his lost illusions." -- Jacket from another manifestation of this work
Tonight we improvise by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au pied de la pente douce; roman by Roger Lemelin( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 272 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
As you desire me (Come tu mi vuoi) : a play in three acts by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of prostitution among all the peoples of the world, from the most remote antiquity to the present day by P. L Jacob( Book )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1931 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better think twice about it and twelve other stories by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luigi Pirandello, prix Nobel de littérature en 1934, décrit la vie de ses personnages (médecins, enseignants, agriculteurs, ouvriers, gens ordinaires) avec beaucoup d'humour et avec une pointe d'amertume. (4e de couv.)
The European caravan : an anthology of the new spirit in European literature : Part I, France, Spain, England and Ireland( Book )

17 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirandello began writing it in 1909. In an autobiographical letter, published in 1924, the author refers to this work as the .. .bitterest of all, profoundly humoristic, about the decomposition of life ... Vitangelo, the protagonist, discovers by way of a completely irrelevant question that his wife poses to him that everyone he knows, and everyone he has ever met, has constructed a Vitangelo persona in their own imagination and that none of these personas corresponds to the image of Vitangelo that he himself has constructed and believes himself to be. The reader is immediately immersed in a cruel game of confusing projections, mirroring the reality of social existence itself, which imperiously dictate their rules. As a result, the first, ironic awareness of Vitangelo consists in the knowledge of that which he definitely is not; the preliminary operation must therefore consist in the spiteful destruction of all of these fictitious masks
Persephone by André Gide( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Don Quixote
Rebellion in the backlandsParis was our mistress : memoirs of a lost & found generationThe violent landAu pied de la pente douce; roman
Alternative Names
Putnam, S. 1892-1950

Putnam, S. (Samuel), 1892-1950

Putnam Samuel

Putnam Samuel Whitehall

Putnam, Samuel Whitehall, 1892-1950

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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