Landers, Clifford E.
Most widely held works by Clifford E Landers
The fifth mountain by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
"In this retelling and extensive extrapolation of the story of the Hebrew prophet Elijah, Coelho situates his New Age prose in an appropriate biblical setting. An excellent and faithful translation willing to follow the rhythms and belabored biblical style of the original"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
A samba for Sherlock by Jô Soares ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
"Translation of the well-known comedian and comic writer's first novel, Xangô de Baker Street (1995). A playful tale full of intriguing historical details about Rio in 1886 when Sarah Bernhardt visited for the first time, includes all sorts of actual historical figures, political and literary, along with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and awards Brazil credit for originating the notion of 'serial killer.' Translation is fluent and fun to read, with occasional excessive literalisms and at times awkward explanations for readers unfamiliar with Brazil"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Literary translation : a practical guide by Clifford E Landers ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 537 libraries worldwide
The lizard's smile by João Ubaldo Ribeiro ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
A funny novel on a serious subject: the hazards of genetic engineering. Set in Bahia, Brazil, the protagonists are the much-younger wife of an aging state secretary of health, her biologist lover, plus some nasty people engaged in creating monstrous hybrids by crossing humans with monkeys.
Twelve fingers : biography of an anarchist by Jô Soares ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
A burlesque smorgasbord of the international high-jinks follows a hapless, 12-fingered, would-be assassin who lurches from Sarajevo to Paris to Hollywood to Chicago to Rio, leaving high-stakes chaos in his wake. Illustrations throughout.
Iracema : a novel by José Martiniano de Alencar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Set in sixteenth-century Brazil, this prose-poem is "a passionate tale of doomed love between a beautiful young Tabajara Indian woman, Iracema, and a Portuguese soldier, Martim."--jacket.
Bay of tigers : an African Odyssey by Pedro Rosa Mendes ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Voices of the desert : a novel by Nélida Piñon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Every evening, in an amorous battle devoid of love, Scheherazade succumbs to the Caliph's advances, and every night, with the help of her devoted sister Dinazarda and her loyal slave Jasmine, she entices the Caliph with her storytelling, unfurling accounts from the desert, the tundra, the bazaar, the golden-domed mosques. Scheherazade gives herself entirely to her characters, speaking as both man and woman, capturing the call of the muezzin, the speech of the caravans, the voices of the scattered tribes from the Red Sea to Damascus. The Caliph, unable to sate his curiosity, prolongs her life each day, desperate to hear how her stories will end. As Scheherazade brings him the tales of his people, he begins to question his cruel mandate and his own hardened heart, until, finally, Scheherazade discovers how to live out her story in a way that not even she could have imagined. -- Jacket.
Vast emotions and imperfect thoughts by Rubem Fonseca ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A Brazilian film director braves danger in communist East Berlin to smuggle to the West the manuscript of a forbidden Russian novel. In between his escapades, reflections on the making of films from books.
Knowledge of hell by António Lobo Antunes ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
The dreamseller : the calling : a novel by Augusto Cury ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The Dreamseller travels the land helping people find the root of their unhappiness and realize their dreams, after which they follow the Dreamseller on his amazing journey.
The taker, and other stories by Rubem Fonseca ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: "The Taker and Other Stories is Rubem Fonseca's first collection to appear in English translation, and it ranges across his oeuvre, exploring the sights and sounds of the modern landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Fonseca's Rio is a city at war, a city whose disparities-in wealth, social standing, and prestige-are untenable. In the stories of The Taker, rich and poor live in an uneasy equilibrium, where only overwhelming force can maintain order, and violence and deception are essential tools of survival." Whether recounting the story of a businessman who runs over pedestrians to let off steam, a serial killer being pushed to ever greater crimes by his bourgeois lover, the desperate poor rushing to butcher a cow that has been killed in a traffic accident, or a man seeking out confirmation for a past that his friends deny, Fonseca repeatedly reaffirms his status as one of the purest storytellers on the contemporary Brazilian literary scene.
In praise of lies by Patrícia Melo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
A black comedy on a writer of crime novels and a lady zoologist, specializing in snakes, who combine their respective expertise to murder her husband. By a Brazilian writer, author of The Killer.
The good-bye angel : honest cheats play dirty games clean by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Inferno by Patrícia Melo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Black waltz by Patrícia Melo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Benjamin by Chico Buarque ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"Buarque's second novel is the disturbing tale of an exmodel who, in the seconds before dying, relives his life as if it were a film. A tale of obsession and urban chaos, expertly and lovingly translated, with great attention to the dense descriptive passages of the original"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Duke, the dog priest by José Domício Coutinho ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The killer by Patrícia Melo ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Beacons : literary translations ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Anarchism Angola Babelʹ, I.--1894-1940 Belief and doubt Bible Bible. Bible stories Biologists Brazil Brazil--Rio de Janeiro Brazil--Salvador Christian fiction Civil War (Angola : 1975-2002) Crime Criticism, interpretation, etc. Elijah--(Biblical prophet) Existentialism Fathers and daughters Fiction Genetic engineering Germany--Berlin History Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Indians of South America Jealousy Jews Juvenile delinquents Literature--Theory, etc. Manners and customs Meaning (Psychology) Motion picture producers and directors Poisonous snakes Portugal Psychiatrists Psychological fiction Race relations Religious fiction Religious fiction Scheherazade (Legendary character) Self-realization Short stories, Brazilian Social aspects Social history Squatter settlements Translating and interpreting Travel Tupi Indians War--Causes War victims World War (1914-1918)