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Landers, Clifford E.

Works: 38 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 8,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction  Black humor  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PQ9697.A53, 869.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Clifford E Landers
Literary translation a practical guide by Clifford E Landers( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Landers provides both beginning and experienced translators with pragmatic techniques for dealing with problems of literary translation, whatever the original language. Finding an outlet for one's translations is also covered
The fifth mountain by Paulo Coelho( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member 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
Iracema a novel by José Martiniano de Alencar( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden. Iracema reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth cenury Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. Precisely because of its nineteenth-century romanticism, Iracema strongly contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood--contemp
A samba for Sherlock by Jô Soares( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member 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
The lizard's smile by João Ubaldo Ribeiro( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member 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
Voices of the desert : a novel by Nélida Piñon( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member 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
Bay of tigers : an African Odyssey by Pedro Rosa Mendes( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this war-torn region where land mines outnumber people, Mendes found long lines of villagers waiting for shock treatment to neutralize the phantom pain in amputated limbs, an apothecary's tent purveying boiled mucumbi bark to combat scurvy lesions in the mouth, and trains crowded with people eating salted fish and drinking beer, swapping tales of local sorcerers who can turn into snakes. He interviewed international relief workers and corrupt local officials, widows and orphans, soldiers and survivors, piecing together a rich, authentic portrait no history or travel book can match."--BOOK JACKET
Twelve fingers : biography of an anarchist by Jô Soares( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member 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
The dreamseller : the calling : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
Vast emotions and imperfect thoughts by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of this stark and elegantly translated novel is a psychiatrist named Antnio Lobo Antunes, returning from vacation to his loathed job at Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon. Over the course of the trip, the narrator's mind ranges over the monstrosities he encountered in the colonial wars in Angola in the 1970s and in his work; through the layering of memories, he draws parallels between the destruction of the war and the questionable care offered to the mentally ill
Winning the Game and Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupcon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil's metropolises
The taker, and other stories by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member 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
The dreamseller : the revolution : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dreamseller, a philosopher dressed in rumpled clothes, travels the country gathering followers and delivering lessons to those in despair. In this uplifting journey, the Dreamseller demonstrates that societies are comprised of anonymous heroes who go unrecognized for their deeds: cancer patients who fight for their lives like warriors, parents who exhaust their bodies and minds to support and educate their children, and teachers who, despite low wages, enhance the minds of their students. The Dreamseller: The Revolution reveals that the history of mankind is complex: written with tears and joy, tranquillity and anxiety, sanity and madness."-- P. [4] of cover
In praise of lies by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose Guber is in love with a deadly woman. While writing his next crime novel, he is in search of a unique murder weapon, which is how he meets Melissa, a serologist who specializes in venomous snakes. Melissa becomes rather too interested in Jose's dastardly plots -- unashamedly plagiarized from the classics: Chesterton, Poe, Dostoevsky, his editor none the wiser -- and she especially likes the ones where diabolical women seduce and corrupt weak men. Melissa makes it clear that she would like to adapt one of the plots to dispose of her present husband, enabling Jose and Melissa to be together. -- Description from (Oct. 11, 2011)
The good-bye angel : honest cheats play dirty games clean by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Arealva, Brazil, a serial killer named the Good-Bye Angel kills one victim per year to cleanse the Earth and after his latest murder, reporter Pedro Quimera sets off a series of events as he attempts to cover the story
Crimes of August a Novel by Rubem Fonseca( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bullet that brought a nation to its knees
Black waltz by Patrícia Melo( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful and renowned conductor of a major symphony orchestra in Sao Paulo is married to a beautiful and talented violinist, close to thirty years his junior. But his happiness is undermined by two fears: that he will never wholly share her life because, unlike her, he is not Jewish; and that she will be unfaithful to him. Jealousy -- beyond the reach of reason -- haunts his every moment, gnawing at his trust, his love, and ultimately his sanity. Black Waltz opens a fascinating and harrowing window into a mind bordering on paranoia and psychosis. -- Back cover
Inferno by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petit roi, un enfant de onze ans jeté dans le chaos du monde, gravit les échelons du pouvoir pour atteindre le haut commandement du gang de trafiquants de drogue qui fait régner la loi dans les favelas de la banlieue de Rio. Il s'agit d'abord d'un enfant qui vole le crucifix en argent de la grand-mère pour acheter du crack. Il devient, pour finir, le caïd qui traite avec les cartels colombiens
House of the fortunate Buddhas by João Ubaldo Ribeiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s and 50s provincial Brazil, House of the Fortunate Buddhas is perhaps most startling for it fiery, uninhibited, and highly compelling narrator. By force of her intelligence, courage, and strength of will, she achieves an unlikely liberation of both mind and body, and her sardonic, frank some have called it pornographic monologue is an unforgettable work of literary ventriloquism, telling the story of one woman s journey toward fulfillment.From the book: I decided to give my testimony orally, instead of writing it down, for several reasons, the major one being arthritis. No, let s cut that last line out I don t have arthritis, and even if I did, I certainly wouldn t let any get into my book. So, fine: preface. I decided to give my testimony orally instead of in writing mainly because it s impossible to write about sex, at least in Portuguese, without coming off like a prostitute who s just been asked to talk dirty for the twentieth time in the same day . . ."House of the Fortunate Buddhas has been translated into French (winning the Grinzane Cavour Prize), Italian, and Spanish, and was adapted into a hit one-woman play in Brazil. -- Publication from (Oct. 18, 2011)
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Alternative Names
Landers, Clifford.

The fifth mountainIracema a novelA samba for SherlockThe lizard's smileVoices of the desert : a novelBay of tigers : an African OdysseyTwelve fingers : biography of an anarchistThe dreamseller : the calling : a novel