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Mac Adam, Alfred J. 1941-

Works: 74 works in 215 publications in 2 languages and 11,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Novels  Short stories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Feminist fiction  Frame stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ7297.F793, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alfred J Mac Adam
Most widely held works by Alfred J Mac Adam
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grandson of Laura Díaz provides the story of his grandmother, a lover of great men and "a politically committed artist on whom none of the poignant paradoxes of Mexican life have been lost."--Jacket
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine stories dealing with U.S.-Mexico relations. In the title story, a Mexican window washer meets an American executive, Girlfriends is about a Mexican maid and her racist Anglo employer, and Rio Grande, Rio Bravo is on border crossings
The orange tree by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five novellas on the Spanish conquest of the New World which mix drama, philosophy and satire. In "The Two Americas" instead of discovering America, Columbus discovers paradise and decides to stay
A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq by Fernando Báez( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present. With diligence and grace, Báez mounts a compelling investigation into the motives behind the destruction of books, reading man's violence against writing as a perverse anti-creation. His findings ultimately attest to the lasting power of books as the great human repository of knowledge and memory, fragile yet vital bulwarks against the intransigence and barbarity of every age.--From publisher description
The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. Perhaps Fuentes's masterpiece, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico
Modern Latin American narratives : the dreams of reason by Alfred J Mac Adam( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near an air-force base in Peru in the 1950s, a young airman is found tortured and murdered. The subsequent investigation makes an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery. In his ninth novel, Peru's Mario Vargas Llosa turns to detective fiction yet still inserts his usual themes of guilt versus innocence and despair at the difficulty of being an honest man in a society based on corruption
Diana, the goddess who hunts alone by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fuentes' novel (see HLAS 56:3488) recounts a 1970 love affair between a Mexican writer and a North American movie actress against the backdrop of FBI political repression and its brutal consequences. Reflections on sex, love, literature, Latin and North American culture, and Cold War politics. Excellent translation by Mac Adam. No supporting materials"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Textual confrontations : comparative readings in Latin American literature by Alfred J Mac Adam( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only one thing missing by Luis Manuel Ruiz( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grieving the loss of her husband and child, Alicia is haunted by surreal nighmares that start to appear in her waking world, a situation that causes her to question her sanity and the sincerity of her support network
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction story of the Martian invasion of Earth
Tarzan's tonsillitis by Alfredo Bryce Echenique( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the relationship of a Peruvian composer and a cultured Salvadoran from 1960s Paris to 1980s California
Shadows by Osvaldo Soriano( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary novel of geographical exploration
Season of ash : a novel in three acts by Jorge Volpi Escalante( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jorge Volpi's international bestseller Season of Ash puts a human face on the earth-shaking events of the late twentieth century: the Chernobyl disaster, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of Soviet communism and the rise of the Russian oligarchs, the cascading collapse of developing economies, and the near-miraculous scientific advances of the Human Genome Project. Told through the intertwined lives of three women--Inna, a Soviet biologist; Eva, a Hungarian computer scientist; and Jennifer, an American economist--this novel-of-ideas is part detective novel, part scientific investigation, and part journalistic expose, with a dark, destructive love story at its center
On Argentina by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays offering a literary travel guide to the author's native--and beloved--Argentina and Buenos Aires
El individuo y el otro : critica a los cuentos de Julio Cortázar by Alfred J Mac Adam( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time machine ; and : the invisible man by H. G Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His goggling spectacles and ghastly bandaged face under the penthouse of his hat came with a disagreeable suddenness out of the darkness," Wells wrote in The Invisible Man. H.G. Wells described wonders of science and imagined possible futures, meanwhile critiquing his own society and contributing more to the science fiction genre than almost any other writer. This collection brings two of Well's most beloved classics together in one volume. It also includes a discussion of the films inspired by the novels, reviews of Wells's works, and discussion questions
Albina and the dog-men : a fantastical novel by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly funny, surreal novel set in Chile and Peru, Albina and the Dog-Men is Alejandro Jodorowsky's sprawling modern myth in which sexual desire appears as a dangerous and generative force that mutates and transforms, unraveling identities and rending the social and moral fabric of a small town. Written with the stunning vision and cinematic flair he brought to his cult 1970s psychedelic freak-out films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky turns the classic stranger-comes-to-town narrative on its head in his novel Albina and the Dog-Men. When two women--a beautiful amnesiac albino giantess and her protector, a leather-tough woman called Crabby--arrive in this South American desert town, Albina's otherworldly allure and unfettered sensuality turns men into wild animals. Chased at the same time by a clubfoot criminal, Albina and Crabby must fend off their aggressors before the town consumes itself in an orgy of lust and violence
Where the bird sings best by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of how his Ukrainian Jewish grandfather, his fiery wife, Teresa, and their four children moved to Chile under fake passports and assumed Christian identities, with only a half-kopek to their name and no idea how they'd forge their new lives. His book is a family saga filled with ancestors both mythical and real including bee-covered relatives, women who commune with wolves, snake charmers, and militant anarchists"--
Les liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century France, the bored aristocrat Marquise de Merteuil challenges the rakish Vicomte de Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, with unfortunate results
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The years with Laura Díaz
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine storiesThe orange treeA universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern IraqThe death of Artemio CruzWho killed Palomino Molero?Diana, the goddess who hunts aloneTextual confrontations : comparative readings in Latin American literatureOnly one thing missing
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English (109)

Spanish (10)