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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 659 publications in 5 languages and 51,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Political 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 )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 5,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man with the soul of a poet and the patience of a saint, Florentino Ariza has waited more than half a century for the beautiful and haughty Fermina Daza, who revoked her promise to be his wife and instead married the wealthy Dr. Juvenal Urbino. Florentino Ariza's unrequited love survives fifty-one years, nine months, and four days, a time filled with encounters and travels, births, deaths, and poetry. As Fermina Daza and Dr. Urbino build their life together, Florentino Ariza creates his own life, remaining loyal to Fermina in his heart while succumbing to 622 'long-term liaisons.' But it is only when Dr. Urbino finally dies that Florentino Ariza's life really begins"--Back cover
The general in his labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3,211 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 )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,783 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."--Back cover
Of love and other demons by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,612 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 2,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, the first volume of a planned trilogy, is the memoir of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez. It contains details of people, places, events, family, work, politics, books and music, his beloved Colombia and parts of history and incidents that later appeared in his fiction
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,303 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 2,002 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,918 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 1,905 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. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution is already under way that will have bloody consequences of its own. This magisterial novel recounts the end of a regime and the terrible birth of a democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and to the victims, both innocent and complicit, who were drawn into his deadly orbit. -- Publisher description
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,566 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,493 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 discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,373 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 dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,334 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 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Cervantes Prize Carlos Fuentes, one of the world's most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel'a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set in a world where free will fights with the wishes of the gods. Josue Nadal has lost more than his innocence: He has been robbed of his life'and his posthumous narration sets the tone for a brilliantly written novel that blends mysticism and realism. Josue tells of his fateful meeting as a skinny, awkward teen with JericO, the vigorous boy who will become his twin, his best friend, and his shadow. Both orphans, the two young men intend to spend their lives in intellectual pursuit'until they enter an adult landscape of sex, crime, and ambition that will test their pledge and alter their lives forever. Idealistic Josue goes to work for a high-tech visionary whose stunning assistant will introduce him to a life of desire; cynical JericO is enlisted by the Mexican president in a scheme to sell happiness to the impoverished masses. On his journey into a web of illegality in which he will be estranged from JericO, Josue is aided and impeded by a cast of unforgettable characters: a mad, imprisoned murderer with a warning of revenge, an elegant aviatrix and addict seeking to be saved, a prostitute shared by both men who may have murdered her way into a brilliant marriage, and the prophet Ezekiel himself. Mixing ancient mythologies with the sensuousness and avarice and need of the twenty-first century, Destiny and Desire is a monumental achievement from one of the masters of contemporary literature. From the Hardcover edition
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 1,131 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
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,122 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
Why translation matters by Edith Grossman( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,030 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
The neighborhood : a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 870 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
In the night of time by Antonio Muñoz Molina( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 765 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"--
 
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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-

Эдит Гроссман

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إديث غروسمان مترجمة أمريكية

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