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Landers, Clifford E.

Works: 57 works in 175 publications in 3 languages and 10,513 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Bible stories  Psychological fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Noir 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 )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,241 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
The lizard's smile by João Ubaldo Ribeiro( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 399 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 )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 377 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 2017 in 3 languages and held by 373 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 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997, Pedro Rosa Mendes traveled across Africa - 6,000 miles from the west to the east coast, from Angola to Mozambique - on trains with no windows, no doors, no seats, on wrecks of trucks and buses, on boats and motorcycles."
Voices of the desert : a novel by Nélida Piñon( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 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 goldendomed 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
The dreamseller : the calling : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 289 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 287 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 213 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 Tony Bellotto( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 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 148 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 145 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 dreamseller : the revolution : a novel by Augusto Cury( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 123 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
House of the fortunate Buddhas by João Ubaldo Ribeiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 97 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)
Winning the game and other stories by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agosto : romance by Rubem Fonseca( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bullet that brought a nation to its knees
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Alternative Names
Landers, Clifford.

Landers, Clifford, 1938-

랜더스, 클리포드 E

English (98)

Malay (1)

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The lizard's smileIracema : a novelLiterary translation : a practical guideBay of tigers : an African OdysseyVoices of the desert : a novelThe dreamseller : the calling : a novelKnowledge of hellThe taker, and other stories