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Putnam, Samuel 1892-1950

Works: 132 works in 568 publications in 3 languages and 16,109 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Picaresque literature  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Novels  Picaresque fiction  Adventure stories  Satire 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, 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
The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

43 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic country gentleman sets out like the knights of old to search for adventure and right wrongs
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1605 the aging Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who had known failure and grave injury as a soldier, tax collector, poet, and playwright, published the first truly modern novel, "a story filled with thoughts that never occurred to anyone else." Don Quixote, the picaresque tale of a romantic gentleman unhinged by his immersion in tales of chivalry, was disdained by Cervantes's literary betters, but it delighted common readers-as it has continued to do for more than 300 years. At once poetic and colloquial, dryly comic and unaffectedly moving, profound and bracingly down to earth, Cervantes's masterpiece demands repeated readings because it is one of those rare books that not only engages but informs the heart. The Portable Cervantes contains Don Quixote, in Samuel Putnam's acclaimed translation, substantially complete, with editorial summaries of the omitted passages; two "Exemplary Novels," Rinconete and Cortadillo and Man of Glass; and "Foot in the Stirrup," Cervantes's extraordinary farewell to life from The Troubles of Persiles and Sigismunda
Rebellion in the backlands by Euclides da Cunha( Book )

48 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,287 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
The portable Rabelais; selected by François Rabelais( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 1,265 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 )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and held by 867 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 608 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 )

15 editions published between 1947 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Rabelais, man of the Renaissance; a spiritual biography by Samuel Putnam( Book )

19 editions published between 1929 and 2001 in English and French and held by 370 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 366 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. The movie based on the play is described thusly at "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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aretino by Pietro Aretino( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonight we improvise by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 278 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

En 1922, au moment où Pirandello décide de rassembler sous le titre
The European caravan : an anthology of the new spirit in European literature : Part I, France, Spain, England and Ireland( Book )

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

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

3 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and held by 181 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)
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Don Quixote
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

Rebellion in the backlandsParis was our mistress; memoirs of a lost & found generation