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Kristal, Efraín 1959-

Works: 49 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 7,579 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Political fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ8497.V35, 861.62
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Efraín Kristal
Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa by Efraín Kristal( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kristal's analysis of each of the novels sheds light on how literary techniques, themes, and character types appear, recur, and are transformed over the four decades Vargas Llosa has been active as a writer of narrative fiction. In turn, Kristal's close readings are enriched by other sections of the book that offer insights into the intellectual currents and the political ideas that are addressed in Vargas Llosa's novels. This method brings to bear the most pertinent contextual debates, such as a discussion of the way his works borrow from, and sometimes rewrite, masterpieces, by Conrad, Faulkner, Flaubert, Malraux, Stendahl, and Tolstoy, as well as exemplary works in the Latin American narrative tradition
Invisible work : Borges and translation by Efraín Kristal( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Jorge Luis Borges' translations and the extent to which the translated works inform his own stories and poems
The Cambridge companion to the Latin American novel by Efraín Kristal( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a broad overview of the Latin American novel's history and analyzes in depth several representative works by both Spanish and Portuguese-speaking authors
The Cambridge companion to Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the major novelists in world literature over the last five decades, Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936) is also one of Latin America's most engaging public intellectuals, a critic of art and culture, and a playwright of distinction. This Companion's chapters chart the development of Vargas Llosa's writings from his rise to prominence in the early sixties to the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. The volume traces the development of his literary trajectory, and the ways in which he has reinvented himself as a writer. His vast output of narrative fiction is the main focus, but the connections between his concerns as a creative writer and his rich career as a cultural and political figure are also teased out in this engaging, informative book"--
Poems of the night : a dual-language edition with parallel text by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revered for his magnificent works of fiction, Jorge Luis Borges thought of himself primarily as a poet. Poems of the Night is a moving collection of the great literary visionary's poetic meditations on nighttime, darkness, and the crepuscular world of visions and dreams, themes that speak implicitly to the blindness that overtook Borges late in life-and yet the poems here are drawn from the full span of Borges's career. Featuring such poems as "History of the Night" and "In Praise of Darkness" and more than fifty others in luminous translations by an array of distinguished translators-among them W.S. Merwin, Christopher Maurer, Alan Trueblood, and Alastair Reid-this volume brings to light many poems that have never appeared in English, presenting them en face with their Spanish originals."--Book cover
The encyclopedia of the novel( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced reference resource, this encyclopedia offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field
The encyclopedia of the novel by Peter Melville Logan( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style) as well as subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, like definitions of the novel; and topics in book history and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines
The Andes viewed from the city : literary and political discourse on the Indian in Peru, 1848-1930 by Efraín Kristal( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aves sin nido by Clorinda Matto de Turner( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Andean mountain community of Killac, Lucia and Don Fernando Marín become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited by the priest, the governor, and the gentry. "After a romance blossoms between a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation."--Jacket
Memorias en conflicto : aspectos de la violencia política contemporánea by Gustavo Buntinx( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Para contribuir a este esfuerzo de polemología comparada, el presente volumen reúne una selección de trabajos presentados en varios eventos académicos, organizados conjuntamente por el Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos (IFEA), el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), la Red para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales en el Perú, el Colectivo por las Casas de la Memoria y la Embajada de Francia en el Perú, cuyo tema recurrente fue el de la memoria y la violencia política. Estos eventos se propusieron producir una aproximación a la naturaleza compleja de la violencia en el mundo contemporáneo. En este sentido, se privilegiaron miradas transversales que - más allá de los campos disciplinarios - nos permiten recuperar lo subjetivo en la lógica de los actores y los procesos, la densidad histórica y cultural en la que se inscriben dichos procesos, y los mecanismos para superar las experiencias desgarradoras de quienes han sido afectados por la violencia. Del mismo modo, estos eventos se abrieron al tratamiento de la violencia a través de una multiplicidad de escenarios y situaciones, y de una diversidad de enfoques teóricos y conceptuales que, finalmente, permitieron aproximaciones de tipo comparativo, complementario y holístico. Así, los casos de violencia y de recuperación de la memoria en Sudáfrica, Ruanda, Balcanes, Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia y Perú se cruzaron con perspectivas metodológicas de índole filosófica, política, jurídica o estética, en una apuesta por conseguir, en la intersección de estas miradas y de estos casos, un perfil o un patrón de la antropología política de la violencia actual, sus secuelas y las formas sociales de vida en común que pueden surgir después de ella
Una visión urbana de los Andes : génesis y desarrollo del indigenismo en el Perú, 1848-1930 by Efraín Kristal( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black heralds by César Vallejo( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cesar Vallejo, one of the great Spanish-language poets of the twentieth century, merged radical politics, Latin American languages and indigenous consciousness to create a truly New World poetry. He wrote five books of verse but published only two collections during his lifetime: The Black Heralds (1919) and Trilce (1922). A landmark in Latin American literature, The Black Heralds contains poems of varied style, from love sonnets in which Vallejo struggles to free his erotic life from the bounds of Spanish Catholicism to the linguistically inventive sequence of "Imperial Nostalgias," where he ruthlessly satirizes the pastoral romanticism of Peruvian rural life and the treatment of natives. In this bilingual volume, translator Rebecca Seiferle addresses previous translations of Vallejo's poety." --From the Publisher
Obras completas by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Mario Vargas Llosa( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peruvian indigenismo narrative and the political debate about the Indian by Efra'in Kristal( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andes viewed from the city : literary and polit. discourse on the Indian in Peru 1848-1930 by Efraín Kristal( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelas y teatro (1981-1986) by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetry : a bilingual edition by Csar Vallejo( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first translation of the complete poetry of Peruvian Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938) makes available to English speakers one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century world poetry. Handsomely presented in facing page Spanish and English, this volume, translated by National Book Award winner Clayton Eshleman, includes the groundbreaking collections The Black Heralds (1918), Trilce (1922), Human Poems (1939), and Spain, Take This Cup from Me (1939)."--Jacket
Purgatorios, purgatori by Efraín Kristal( )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Más que una extraña singularidad atribuida al catolicismo, el Purgatorio -el "tercer estado", como lo llamaba Lutero− podría considerarse como una invariante existencial de lo humano, que se aparece siempre entre el dolor y el sentido de culpa que atan al pasado, y la esperanza que impulsa al futuro. Así lo consideró Dante Alighieri, quien lo imaginó como una montaña en la que la purificación se presenta como ascenso. Otros autores peruanos e hispanoamericanos, también. La teología cristiana y el análisis comparativo de las religiones aportan perspectivas novedosas al estudio de un problema secular. Por todas estas consideraciones, referirse a los Purgatorios en plural no resulta una extravagancia, sino -quizás− la manera más propia, más justa, de abordar el fenómeno. Estudió Lingüística y Literatura Hispánicas en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, de cuya Facultad de Letras se graduó con una tesis sobre el libro El contemplado de Pedro Salinas. Es profesor ordinario de la Universidad del Pacífico y de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Es autor de artículos sobre literatura moderna y contemporánea, algunos recogidos en Otros textos. Apropiaciones, 1989-2009, Universidad del Pacífico, 2013; y también del poemario Vigilia de los sentidos, Laberintos, 2005, donde ha escrito odas a la manera de Ricardo Reis, el heterónimo pessoano. Ha traducido al español 35 Sonnets de Fernando Pessoa
The Andes viewed from the city : literary and political discourse of the Indian in Peru, 1848-1930 by Efraín Kristal( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Invisible work : Borges and translationThe Cambridge companion to the Latin American novelThe Cambridge companion to Mario Vargas LlosaPoems of the night : a dual-language edition with parallel textThe encyclopedia of the novelThe encyclopedia of the novelThe black heraldsObras completas
Alternative Names
Kristal, Efraín

Kristal Efraín Samuel

Kristal, Efraín Samuel 1959-

English (123)

Spanish (25)