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Gledson, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 210 publications in 5 languages and 4,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Originator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Gledson
Dom Casmurro : a novel by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At last, a new translation of Machado's masterpiece that is complete (unlike Scott-Buccleuch's 1992 version - see HLAS 54:5078 - which omitted key chapters) and highly readable. Gledson produces a much-needed, graceful and accurate translation, attentive to Machado's tone and rhythms. Hansen's Afterword is excellent"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
A master on the periphery of capitalism : Machado de Assis by Roberto Schwarz( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Schwarz's study of the work of Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis (1839-1908)
Rio de Janeiro : carnival under fire by Ruy Castro( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this portrait, Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air."
Misplaced ideas : essays on Brazilian culture by Roberto Schwarz( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deceptive realism of Machado de Assis : a dissenting interpretation of Dom Casmurro by John Gledson( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers by Milton Hatoum( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of a disintegrating family, set in a Lebanese immigrant community in the Brazilian port of Manaus, finds identical twins Yaqub and Omar vying for their mother's attention
The emperor's beard : Dom Pedro II and the tropical monarchy of Brazil by Lilia Moritz Schwarcz( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tree of the seventh heaven by Milton Hatoum( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a story of a return: to Manaus, in the heart of the Amzaon; to a large and unruly family of Lebanese emigrants; to the past. Emilie, the matriarch, is on her deathbed. Returning to her childhood home to say goodbye, her granddaughter becomes enveloped in memories, as family and friends gather round to tell their own tales, one by one."
A chapter of hats : selected stories by Machado de Assis( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two gentlemen standing outside a church in Rio de Janeiro see a respectable lady emerge - one of them has an unexpected, and to him inexplicable story to tell about her past life as a prostitute; a popular composer of polkas burns the midnight oil in a desperate attempt to create great classical music; a teenager finds himself caught up by the sight of the bare arms of an older woman who lives with his employer; an impoverished, lazy young man turns to the lucrative trade of catching runaway slaves; dull, monotonous Mariana has a tiff with her husband about the hat he wears to town, and decides to sing "the Marseillaise of matrimony" by going off on a trip to town herself with her more daring, flirtatious friend Sophia ... These are some of the situations developed in these stories, some of the most brilliant to have been written in the nineteenth century. They echo Poe and Gogol, they anticipate Joyce, they have been compared to contemporary works by Chekhov, Maupassant, and Henry James, yet they are not quite like any of these. Anyone who has read Epitaph of a Small Winner or Dom Casmurro, his most famous novels, will want to savour these stories - those who haven't, will find them a varied and enjoyable introduction to Machado's work
Ashes of the Amazon by Milton Hatoum( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a long rebellion and the struggle to understand it. The rebel is Mundo, the embittered offshoot of a family split down the middle. The attempt to understand him falls to Lavo, a hard-working orphan who betters himself under the influence of Mundo's father.However, the symbolic heart of the book lies not so much in Manaus and the final years of a boom produced by the merciless exploitation of the forest, but further down the great river, in Vila Amazonia, the centre of a jute plantation and Mundo's worst nightmare.In his lifelong struggle to escape from his father's dynastic ambitions, Mundo distances himself as much as possible from this dead-centre of the novel, taking the plot to Rio de Janeiro and the effervescent worlds of Berlin and London in the 1970s. This beautiful, mature and bitter novel is the extraordinary result." -- BOOK JACKET
Machado de Assis : ficção e história by John Gledson( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lies we live by : the art of self-deception by Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginnnetti looks to clues in the natural world and into our cultural and natural histories, offering an analysis of our favorite subject-ourselves. He uncovers the truth about lies
Bons dias! : crônicas, 1888-1889 by Machado de Assis( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poesia e poética de Carlos Drummond de Andrade by John Gledson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in Portuguese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por um novo Machado de Assis : ensaios by John Gledson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semana : crônicas, 1892-1893 by Machado de Assis( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished English scholar John Gledson organizes, introduces, and annotates 83 crônicas in first volume of journalistic publications of Brazil's premier author. Vols. 1-3 cover all 243 crônicas published in last decade of 19th century in A Gazeta"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Machado de Assis : notas semanais by Machado de Assis( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contos : uma antologia by Machado de Assis( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction et café dans une vallée impériale trois romans de la fazenda esclavagiste au Brésil by Regina M. A Machado( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dom Casmurro : a novel
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A master on the periphery of capitalism : Machado de AssisRio de Janeiro : carnival under fireMisplaced ideas : essays on Brazilian cultureThe deceptive realism of Machado de Assis : a dissenting interpretation of Dom CasmurroThe brothersThe emperor's beard : Dom Pedro II and the tropical monarchy of BrazilThe tree of the seventh heavenA chapter of hats : selected stories
Alternative Names
Gledson, John 1945-

Gledson, John A.

Gledson, John A. 1945-

Gledson, John Angus 1945-

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