Most widely held works by Giovanni Pontiero
Blindness : [a novel by José Saramago ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 2,356 libraries worldwide
An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
The Gospel according to Jesus Christ by José Saramago ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
The story of Jesus Christ as a thing of this earth: a questioning adolescent who is troubled by the world and by his body; a mother who is, by turns, devoted, fearful, and resentful; a family with all the complex frictions of any family.
The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Persian and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism.
The stone raft by José Saramago ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
A geological disturbance causes the Iberian peninsula to split from the rest of Europe and sail into the Atlantic. The novel describes the impact the event has on the inhabitants of Spain and Portugal, and on the politics of the European Union. A satire by a Portuguese writer, author of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Selected cronicas by Clarice Lispector ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
"Translations of chronicles first published between 1967-73 in Lispector's weekly column for Jornal do Brasil and representing about two-thirds of the volume A descoberta do mundo (HLAS 48:6221). That work was translated by Pontiero under title Discovering the world (HLAS 54:5084)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
An anthology of Brazilian modernist poetry by Giovanni Pontiero ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Near to the wild heart by Clarice Lispector ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Clarice Lispector's first novel, Near to the Wild Heart, was published in 1944, when its author was only nineteen years old. An immediate success, it became an acknowledged watershed in Brazilian literature, catapulting it into the literary arena of European modernism. Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue consciously echo James Joyce as Lispector recalls first the childhood and then the adult years of the middle-class Joana, her unhappy marriage and its dissolution.
Duse on tour : Guido Noccioli's diaries, 1906-1907 by Guido Noccioli ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Eleonora Duse, in life and art by Giovanni Pontiero ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The translator's dialogue : Giovanni Pontiero ( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Family ties : (laços de familia) by Clarice Lispector ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Baltasar & Blimunda by José Saramago ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Manuel Bandeira : visão geral de sua obra by Giovanni Pontiero ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Duse on tour : Guido Noccioli's diaries, 1906-07 by Guido Noccioli ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Carlos Nejar, poeta e pensador ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Os personæ by Giovanni Pontiero ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Bay of All Saints & every conceivable sin by Ana Miranda ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The collected novels of José Saramago by José Saramago ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
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