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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Works: 81 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 37,815 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Political fiction  Love stories  Picaresque literature  Romances  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863.64
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Most widely held works about Edith Grossman
Most widely held works by Edith Grossman
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,566 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 Garca Mrquez( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,565 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 Garca Mrquez( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Persian and held by 2,552 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 Garca Mrquez( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,295 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
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic--and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillo's gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become a way of life. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written' (Bookforum), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,639 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
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,580 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
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As The Dream of the Celt opens, it is the summer of 1916 and Roger Casement awaits the hangman in London's Pentonville Prison. Dublin lies in ruins after the disastrous Easter Rising led by his comrades of the Irish Volunteers. He has been caught after landing from a German submarine. For the past year he has attempted to raise an Irish brigade from prisoners of war to fight alongside the Germans against the British Empire that awarded him a knighthood only a few years before. And now his petition for clemency is threatened by the leaking of his private diary and his secret life as a gay man
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 1,200 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,191 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.--Résumé de léditeur
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,042 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 951 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"." -- Book jacket
The discreet hero : a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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" --
Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 756 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
The adventures of Maqroll : four novellas by lvaro Mutis( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member 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
Nada by Carmen Laforet( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member 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
In the night of time by Antonio Muoz Molina( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 613 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" --
Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member 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
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Of love and other demons
Alternative Names
Edith Grossman American translator

Of love and other demonsLiving to tell the taleMemories of my melancholy whoresThe Feast of the GoatThe bad girlLove in the time of choleraDeath in the AndesThe notebooks of Don Rigoberto