Grossman, Edith 1936-
Most widely held works about Edith Grossman
Most widely held works by Edith Grossman
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
32 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 3,974 libraries worldwide
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Persian and held by 2,402 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel García Márquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader--a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. And, as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life--in this instance, his own.
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 2,378 libraries worldwide
In colonial South America, the doomed love of a 12-year-old girl and a priest thrice her age sent to exorcise her. She is a nobleman's daughter who has been bitten by a rabid dog. The authorities decide she is possessed by the devil and lock her up in a convent. By the author of Love in the Time of Cholera.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,242 libraries worldwide
"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--BOOK JACKET.
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Armenian and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
Having decided to celebrate his ninetieth birthday by spending the night with a young virgin, an old man falls deeply in love for the first time in his life when he spots the girl at a local brothel.
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,737 libraries worldwide
Returning to her native Dominican Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called "the Goat," still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail.
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a love affair between a Peruvian translator and an adventurous and independent woman, "the bad girl," as it unfolds over the course of forty years, from Lima to London, Paris, Tokyo, and Madrid.
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
"In this novel, simultaneous plot lines ranging from an investigation by Corporal Lituma of a mysterious disappearance, to his deputy's love affair with a prostitute, to an Andean community terrorized by Shining Path guerrillas, and the alternating first- and third-person narrators all obscure coherence. Grossman's lazy translation needlessly retains large doses of original Spanish lexicon. An introduction, maps, and a translator's note are badly needed to orient readers not familiar with Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
The fantasies of a frustrated husband. The protagonist is a Peruvian insurance executive whose second wife had an affair with his son. He threw her out and is reduced to sleeping with her in his imagination.
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The internationally acclaimed winner of the Cervantes Prize presents a stunning novel about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life.
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
The severed head of Josuãe Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country.
Dancing to "Almendra by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the Mafioso's in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love.
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
"Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented." For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable"." -- Book jacket.
Nada by Carmen Laforet ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
In Barcelona, in the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Andrea, a young university student, moves into a strange, gothic house inhabited by a volatile array of aunts and uncles in order to attend college.
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
"Translation of Tú, la oscuridad, a work by a Cuban-born author now living in Puerto Rico. English-language readers may wish for some background information about Montero or the context of her novel. However, they will find helpful a map of Haiti (not included in Spanish original) that will enable them to follow the protagonist's search for an extinct red frog"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Last waltz in Santiago and other poems of exile and disappearance by Ariel Dorfman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Captain of the sleepers by Mayra Montero ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"--so called because he transported the bodies of those who had died off the island, but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Andres's mother, between his mother and her next lover, a leader in the Puerto Rican Nationalistic Insurrection, and what were the actual circumstances of Andres's mother's mysterious death?
The messenger : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
A bomb explodes during a performance of the opera Aida in 1920s Havana. As he flees the blast, tenor Enrico Caruso runs into a Chinese-Cuban woman who is also called Aida. What follows is a romance that parallels the opera. By the author of In the Palm of Darkness.
Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Lima prosecutor Félix Chacaltana Saldívar becomes the investigator in a mysterious murder, discovering links to the terrorist group, the Shining Path, and mass graves that expose the destruction and corruption of Peruvian society during the Fujimori regime.
The adventures of Maqroll : four novellas by Alvaro Mutis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Four novellas featuring Maqroll, an international adventurer. One moment he is smuggling arms for liberation groups, the next digging for gold in the jungles of Peru, nearly getting himself killed by his woman, gone mad. The tale of a man without a country who recognizes no law, but that of fortune. By the author of Maqroll, a Colombian-born Mexican.
Authors, Colombian Bildungsromans Biography Caruso, Enrico,--1873-1921 Central America Colombia Courtship Cuba--Havana Death Dominican Republic Don Quixote (Fictitious character) Drug traffic Endangered species Exorcism Families Fiction García Márquez, Gabriel,--1928- Haiti Herpetologists Historical fiction History Hotelkeepers Knights and knighthood Literature Love stories Love stories Mafia Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mexico Peru Political fiction Prostitutes Psychological fiction Puerto Rico--Vieques Island Short stories, Mexican Social history South America Spain Spain--Barcelona Spanish poetry--Classical period Translating and interpreting Translations Travelers Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas,--1891-1961 Women Women college students Women college students--Family relationships Women travelers