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Pontiero, Giovanni

Overview
Works: 32 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 11,797 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Love stories  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Editor, tra
Classifications: PQ9281.A66, 869.342
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Pontiero
Blindness : [a novel] by José Saramago( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoottokill 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,277 WorldCat member 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 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member 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 translator's dialogue Giovanni Pontiero by Giovanni Pontiero( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Translator's Dialogue: Giovanni Pontiero is a tribute to an outstanding translator of literary works from Portuguese, Luso-Brasilian, Italian and Spanish into English. The translator introduced authors such as Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira, Clarice Lispector and José Saramago to the English reading world. Pontiero's essays shed light on the process of literary translation and its impact on cultural perception. This process is exemplified by Pontiero the translator and analyst, some of the authors he collaborated with, publishers' editors and literary critics and, finally, by a
The stone raft by José Saramago( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member 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
Family ties = (Laços de família) by Clarice Lispector( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of things : short stories by José Saramago( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the author's early short stories, infused with satire and fantastical elements and showcasing his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal
Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel by José Saramago( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was Jose Saramago's first novel. Written eight years before the critically acclaimed Baltasar and Blimunda, it is a story of self-discovery set against the background of the last years of Salazar's dictatorship. A struggling young artist, commissioned to paint a portrait of an influential industrialist, learns in the process about himself and the world around him. The brilliant juxtaposition of a passionate love story and the crisis of a nation foreshadows all of Saramago's major works. A must-have for any devotee of the great Portuguese Nobel laureate, Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is available in the United States for the first time
The year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story set in 1930s Lisbon tells of a doctor forsaking medicine to recite poetry in the streets, the women in his life, and the ghost who occasionally accompanies him
Selected cronicas by Clarice Lispector( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Portuguese and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near to the wild heart by Clarice Lispector( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a story, about an old, sad colonel who spends his time waiting for a pension that, deep down, he knows he will never receive. He knows that his circumstances won't ever change, not even in the promised January when the rooster will finally pay off for him and his wife and they can finally put the memory of their dead son behind them" -- based on an Amazon review for the English translation, "No one writes to the colonel and other stories."
Eleonora Duse, in life and art by Giovanni Pontiero( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Bandeira : visão geral de sua obra by Giovanni Pontiero( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in Portuguese and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portugal, 1711: ... In the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition and the plague, a seemingly mismatched couple discovers the wonders of love. This poetic tale, graced with exquisite historical detail and full of magic and adventure, is a tapestry of human folly and human will."--Back cover
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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Nejar, poeta e pensador by Giovanni Pontiero( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected novels of José Saramago by José Saramago( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, available exclusively in e-book form, brings together the twelve novels (and one novella) of the great Portuguese writer Jose Saramago, with an introductory essay by Ursula Le Guin. From Saramago's early work, like the enchanting Baltasar ; Blimunda and the controversial Gospel According to Jesus Christ, through his masterpiece Blindness and its sequel Seeing, to his later fables of politics, chance, history, and love, like All the Names and Death with Interruptions, this volume showcases the range and depth of Saramago's career, his inimitable narrative voice, and his vast reserves of invention, humor, and understanding
 
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The Gospel according to Jesus ChristThe history of the siege of LisbonThe translator's dialogue Giovanni PontieroThe stone raftFamily ties = (Laços de família)Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novelThe year of the death of Ricardo ReisSelected cronicas