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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 637 publications in 5 languages and 51,126 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Picaresque literature  Picaresque fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
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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 )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 5,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a fantastic wedding, the return of the bride to her parents in disgrace, her brothers' resolve to seek revenge on her corruptor, and the townspeoples' refusal to depart from routine
The general in his labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most political novel is the tragic story of General Simon Bolivar, the man who tried to unite a continent." Bolivar, known in six Latin American countries as the Liberator, is one of the most revered heroes of the western hemisphere; in Garcia Marquez's reimagining he is magnificently flawed as well. The novel follows Bolivar as he takes his final journey in 1830 down the Magdalena River toward the sea, revisiting the scenes of his former glory and lamenting his lost dream of an alliance of American nations. Forced from power, dogged by assassins, and prematurely aged and wasted by a fatal illness, the General is still a remarkably vital and mercurial man. He seems to remain alive by the sheer force of will that led him to so many victories in the battlefields and love affairs of his past. As he wanders in the labyrinth of his failing powers - and still-powerful memories - he defies his impending death until the last. --Publisher
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,763 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the lush, coastal tropics of an eighteenth-century South American seaport, an unruly, copper-haired girl and a bookish priest are caught in chaste, ill-fated love affair. Sierva Maria, the only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slave quarters of her father's mansion while her mother resides on a faraway plantation. On her twelfth birthday she is bitten by a rabid dog, and even as the wound heals she is made to endure therapies indistinguishable from torture. Believed to be possessed, she is incarcerated in a convent, where she meets Father Cayetano Delaura, who has been sent to oversee her exorcism. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels "something immense and irreparable." It is love, "the most terrible demon of all."
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Persian and held by 2,607 WorldCat member 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
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,307 WorldCat member 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
Strange pilgrims : twelve stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their distant, nostalgic memories of home, their sense of anonymity in a foreign land, the terrifying pang of vulnerability they feel as they step over the threshold into an alien world ... Marquez's strange pilgrims - the aging prostitute preparing for death by teaching her dogs to weep at her grave, the panicked husband scared for the life of his injured wife, the old man who allows his mind to wander on a long-haul flight from Paris - experience with all his humour, warmth and colour with it is to be a Latin American adrift in Europe or, indeed, any outsider living far from home
News of a kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing book by the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women - all journalists but one - by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar. The carefully orchestrated abductions were Escobar's attempt to extort from the government its assurance that he, and other narcotics traffickers, would not be extradited to the United States if they were to surrender
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member 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 discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mario Vargas Llosa's new novel, The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead. Felícito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires--which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa novels: Sergeant Lituma, Don Rigoberto, Doña Lucrecia, and Fonchito are all here in a prosperous Peru. Vargas Llosa sketches Piura and Lima vividly--and the cities become not merely physical spaces but realms of the imagination populated by his vivid characters"--
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s."--Jacket
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member 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
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Lima, this story of a love triangle introduces Don Rigoberto, a gray insurance executive by day and a pornographer by night, his second wife, Lucrecia, and his son, Alfonso, who has relations with his stepmother
The ingenious gentleman and poet Federico García Lorca ascends to hell by Carlos Rojas( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Rojas uses a fantastic premise--Garcia Lorca in hell--to reexamine the poet's life and speculate on alternatives to his tragic end. Rojas conjures a profoundly original world
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member 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"."--Jacket
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally acclaimed winner of the Cervantes Prize presents a stunning novel about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer's son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life"--
The neighborhood : a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique's wife is in the midst of a passionate and secret affair with the wife of Enrique's lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the two couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru's unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embark on their greatest exposé yet
 
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Love in the time of cholera
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The general in his labyrinthDon QuixoteOf love and other demonsLiving to tell the taleMemories of my melancholy whoresStrange pilgrims : twelve storiesNews of a kidnappingThe Feast of the Goat
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Edith Grossman Amerikaans taalkundige

Edith Grossman traductora estadounidense

Edith Grossman traductrice américaine

Grossman, Edie, 1936-

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