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Putnam, Samuel 1892-1950

Overview
Works: 131 works in 580 publications in 3 languages and 16,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque fiction  History  Picaresque literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Novels  Juvenile works  Adventure stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra, Author of introduction
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 )

84 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged retelling of the classic story of a Spaniard who fancied chivalrous behavior, named his swayback stallion Rosinante--which means the best horse of all--chose for himself a lady love, and went off thirsting for adventure
Rebellion in the backlands by Euclides da Cunha( )

47 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 1,253 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 )

17 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and held by 860 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 609 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 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 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aretino by Pietro Aretino( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1933 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in English and held by 430 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
The violent land by Jorge Amado( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 421 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 )

20 editions published between 1929 and 2001 in English and French and held by 386 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. --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 363 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 285 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 231 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 )

13 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( )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and held by 179 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 https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/gilberto-freyre/the-masters-and-the-slaves/ (Oct. 31, 2017)
One, no one, and one hundred thousand by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uno, nessuno e centomila (1925-26, One, none, and a hundred-thousand), a story about husband's descent into madness ... His despair begins when his wife comments on a slight defect of his nose - it tilts to the right
 
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Don Quixote
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Rebellion in the backlandsParis was our mistress : memoirs of a lost & found generationThe portable CervantesThe 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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