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Grossman, Edith 1936-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 645 publications in 5 languages and 51,074 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Short stories  Psychological 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 )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,820 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 3,217 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 )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,736 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 2,623 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 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Nobel Laureate writer Marquez comes a magnificent piece of writing that finds him telling the story of his life from his birth in 1927 through his career as a writer
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,302 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 2,008 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 1,927 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
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,572 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 1,502 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 1,380 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 )

14 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 )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set apart from their peers by a shared philosophical curiosity, Mexican orphans Josué and Jericó take high-powered jobs after college and are exposed to a complex web of corruption that forces them to evaluate their perspectives on free will
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,127 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 1,124 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 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 1,036 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 818 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 750 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
Alternative Names
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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