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Landers, Clifford E.

Works: 54 works in 166 publications in 3 languages and 10,103 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Bible stories  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction  Christian fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ9698.13.O3546, 869.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Clifford E Landers
The fifth mountain by Paulo Coelho( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elijah, a biblical prophet in the Middle East during the ninth century B.C., confronts the pagan princess Jezebel and finds love in the strange land of Zarephath with a young widow, only to have his new-found happiness shattered by tragedy
A samba for Sherlock by Jô Soares( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 468 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 402 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
Iracema : a novel by José Martiniano de Alencar( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martim, " a young warrior whose white skin is not colored by the blood of the Americas," is lost in the forest when he happens upon the beautiful maiden Iracema. She leads him to the Tabajara village and her father, the tribe's shaman. Martim is taken in by the spiritual leader, and Iracema attends to him. Soon, however, her undisguised interest in Martim arouses the jealousy and enmity of "the great chieftain of the Tabajara nation," the hotheaded, treacherous Irapua. One night as the chieftain and his warriors sleep, Iracema leads her love out of the village to a reunion with his spiritual brother, Poti, and the safety of his adopted tribe. Their elopement enrages the Tabajaras and makes Iracema an outcast, but together they undertake an odyssey that will determine the future of a new-born nation." "This tale, which contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood, and which many contemporary Brazilian writers and literary critics still cite as a foundation for their own work, reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth century Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. With this new translation, readers gain entrance to one of the most beautiful and affecting stories of Brazilian literature, and witness an important chapter in the development of a country's national literature."--Jacket
Literary translation : a practical guide by Clifford E Landers( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 372 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
Bay of tigers : an African Odyssey by Pedro Rosa Mendes( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 340 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."--Jacket
Voices of the desert : a novel by Nélida Piñon( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 328 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
Twelve fingers : biography of an anarchist by Jô Soares( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 321 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
Vast emotions and imperfect thoughts by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 299 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
The dreamseller : the calling : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 296 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
Knowledge of hell by António Lobo Antunes( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 291 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
The taker, and other stories by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 214 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
Rio noir by Juan Pablo Villalobos( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published right before the 2016 Rio Olympics, Rio Noir will reveal more about this fabled city than news coverage will
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 149 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
In praise of lies by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member 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 body snatcher by Patrícia Melo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One bright Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack and pockets it along with the pilot's expensive watch. Thus begins the protagonist's long slide into corruption. When police locate the crash site, the pilot's body is missing and a large-scale search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a Bolivian drug gang so
The dreamseller : the revolution : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 125 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."--Page 4 of cover
Black waltz by Patrícia Melo( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 105 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
Winning the game and other stories by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 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
Agosto : romance by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bullet that brought a nation to its knees
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The fifth mountain
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Landers, Clifford.

Landers, Clifford, 1938-

랜더스, 클리포드 E

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A samba for SherlockThe lizard's smileIracema : a novelLiterary translation : a practical guideBay of tigers : an African OdysseyVoices of the desert : a novelTwelve fingers : biography of an anarchistVast emotions and imperfect thoughts