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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 574 publications in 5 languages and 50,234 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Picaresque literature  Political fiction  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
Publication Timeline
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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 Undetermined and held by 5,842 WorldCat member 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
The general in his labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the turbulent life of the great Simon Bolivar
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,636 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
Living to tell the tale by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Persian and held by 2,573 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez's first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, 'Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing' (Los Angeles Times). On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist-an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor-decides to give himself 'the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.' The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying-not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love. Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller"--Publisher description
Strange pilgrims : twelve stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 12 stories in this shimmering collection poignantly depict South Americans adrift in Europe. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of narrative sorcery by the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude
News of a kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful retelling of actual events from a turbulent period of Colombian history. 'She looked over her shoulder before getting into the car to be sure no one was following her.' Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, ruthless manipulator brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Madellin cartel. A man whose importance in the international drug trade and renown for his charitable work among the poor brought him influence and power in his home country of Colombia, and the unwanted attention of the American courts. Terrified of the new Colombian President's determination to extradite him to America, Escobar found the best bargaining tools he could find: hostages. In the winter of 1990, ten relatives of Colombian politicians, mostly women, were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Two died, the rest survived, and from their harrowing stories Marquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark an volatile months
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,897 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The protean Lily, inspired liar and irresistible muse - will Ricardo ever learn who she really is? The answer is as unclear as what has become of Ricardo himself, a lifelong expatriate shadowed by the sense that he is only ever drifting. With this brilliantly poignant and intimate new novel, Vargas Llosa has created both a beguiling romance about the power of obsession and a moving meditation on the vicissitudes of individual lives lived against the ever-changing backdrop of history."--Page 4 of cover
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,494 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 dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,325 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
The discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,132 WorldCat member 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
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,108 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
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,012 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
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 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
Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member 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
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 660 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 ingenious gentleman and poet Federico García Lorca ascends to hell by Carlos Rojas( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 309 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
 
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Love in the time of cholera
Alternative Names
Edith Grossman Amerikaans taalkundige

Edith Grossman traductora estadounidense

Edith Grossman traductrice américaine

Grossman, Edie, 1936-

Эдит Гроссман

إديث غروسمان

إديث غروسمان مترجمة أمريكية

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The general in his labyrinthDon QuixoteLiving to tell the taleMemories of my melancholy whoresStrange pilgrims : twelve storiesNews of a kidnappingThe Feast of the GoatThe bad girl