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Lane, Helen R.

Works: 106 works in 380 publications in 2 languages and 21,053 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Biography  History  Biographical fiction  Humorous fiction  Essays  Biographies  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ8498.32.A65, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helen R Lane
Peruvian traditions by Ricardo Palma( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peruvian author Ricardo Palma (1838-1919) was one of the most popular and imitated writers in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As head of the National Library in Lima, Palma had access to a rich source of historical books and manuscripts. His historical miscellanies, which he called "traditions," are witty anecdotes about conquerors, viceroys, clergymen, and other notorious characters of Peru's colonial and republican past."--Jacket
The storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing a photograph of an Amazon tribal storyteller, a Peruvian writer becomes certain that the man is one of his old school friends, and begins to imagine his transformation from the person he knew into a central member of the Machiguenga tribe
Alternating current by Octavio Paz( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key figure in the Latin American literary renaissance, Octavio Paz focuses here on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems
The three Marias : new Portuguese letters by Maria Isabel Barreno( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Evita by Tomás Eloy Martínez( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but foxy husband brings Europe's leading embalmer to Eva's deathbed to make her immortal, the fantastical comedy begins
Present past, past present : a personal memoir by Eugène Ionesco( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a journal Ionesco wrote first in 1940-1941, then again in 1967, commenting on the early entries with new perceptions and stories added
The perpetual orgy : Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, "we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing at the top of his form on the craft of the novel" (Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe). It is a tribute to The Perpetual Orgy that it sends the reader back to Flaubert's work with renewed interest
The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier by José Servando Teresa de Mier Noriega y Guerra( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On December 12, 1794, Fray Servando preached a sermon in Mexico City claiming that the Indies had been converted by St. Thomas long before the Spaniards arrived. Because the Spanish cited the "conversion of the heathen" as the justification of their conquest of the New World, Servando's words were deemed subversive. As a result, he was arrested by the Inquisition and exiled to Spain - only to escape and spend 10 years traveling throughout Europe, as none other than a French priest." "So began the grand adventure of Fray Servando's life, and of this gripping memoir. Here is an invitation hard for any reader to resist: a glimpse of the European "Age of Enlightenment" through the eyes of a fugitive Mexican friar. Fray Servando's account of Europe is clear-sighted, hilarious and certainly not included in the travel literature of that era. In this memoir, one sees a portrait of manners and morals that is a far cry from the 'civilized' spirit that the Empire wanted to impose on its Colonies. This book takes a look at history from an upside-down perspective, asking this question: who were the real savages, the colonizers themselves, or the supposed "savages" they were struggling to convert?"--Jacket
I, the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Latin America has seen, time and again, the rise of dictators, Supreme Leaders possessed of the dream of absolute power, who sought to impose their mad visions of Perfect Order on their own people. Latin American writers, in turn, have responded with fictional portraits of such figures, and no novel of this genre is as universally esteemed as Augusto Roa Bastos's I the Supreme, a book that draws on and reimagines the career of the man who was "elected" Supreme Dictator for Life in Paraguay in 1814. By turns grotesque, comic, and strangely moving, I the Supreme is a profound meditation of the uses and abuses of power-over men, over events, over language itself
Hemingway in Spain : a personal reminiscence of Hemingway's years in Spain by his friend by José Luis Castillo Puche( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comic novel, Mario, an 18 year-old law student & radio news-editor, falls for his divorced, 32 year-old Aunt Julia. The story of their affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by Mario's friend, Pedro Comacho
The Olmecs : the oldest civilization in Mexico by Jacques Soustelle( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Toltecs, in what is now Mexico and parts of Central America, a society of the highest order flourished and vanished, inexplicably, into the silence of time
The double flame : love and eroticism by Octavio Paz( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Double Flame, Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love - themes that have been a constant in his writing, from his first published poems to the great works of his maturity. Beginning with Plato's Symposium, he gives a short history of love and eroticism in literature throughout the ages: from the influence of the great cities Alexandria and Rome on the development of love poetry, to courtly love in Heian Japan and twelfth-century France, to love in modern novels such as Madame Bovary and Ulysses. Rich in scope, The Double Flame examines everything from taboo to repression, Carnival to Lent, Sade to Freud, Original Sin to artificial intelligence."--Jacket
The monkey grammarian by Octavio Paz( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology, is the protagonist of this dazzling prose poem--a mind-journey to the temple city of Galta in India and the occation for Octavio Paz, the celebrated Mexican poet and essayist, to explore the nature of naming and knowing, time and reality, and fixity and decay."--Publisher description
Culture and cuisine : a journey through the history of food by Jean-François Revel( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasero : a novel by Francisco Rebolledo( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translation of Rasero (1993) received the Pegasus Prize for Literature. Set in 18th-century Europe, Rebolledo's ambitious first novel tells of a young Spaniard in search of wisdom who travels to Paris and experiences the Enlightenment, with all its contradictions"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Manifestoes of surrealism by André Breton( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and French and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism
The fallen by Juan Marsé( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En palabras del autor, la novela no es tanto una revancha personal contra el franquismo, como una secreta y nostálgica despedida de su infancia. Lo cual no quita para que, en efecto, la sórdida vida cotidiana en un barrio ya desaparecido (Guinardó) vuelva a ser el marco de unas historias en las que se entremezclan la sátira y la violencia sexual con una indiscutible riqueza de sensaciones y fantasías. Muchas de ellas se cuentan mediante las "aventis", un hallazgo que permite, a partir de historias inventadas por unos niños nacidos de la violencia y criados en la calle, ir tejiendo una realidad alucinante y, al mismo tiempo, extrañamente cotidiana
He who searches by Luisa Valenzuela( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virtues of the solitary bird by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge will be wrought on the heretic whose work is seen to be as deadly a contamination as AIDS. Four hundred years ago, St John creatively ransacked in his writing the cultures of Christianity, biblical Judaism and Muslim mysticism. Juan Goytisolo now pays rich homage, with atonal dissonance and constant invention
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The storyteller
The storytellerAlternating currentSanta EvitaPresent past, past present : a personal memoirThe perpetual orgy : Flaubert and Madame BovaryThe memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de MierI, the SupremeAunt Julia and the scriptwriter
Alternative Names
Helen Lane American translator

Helen Lane Amerikaans taalkundige (-2004)

Helen Lane traductora estadounidense

Lane, Helen.

Lane, Helen 1917-2004

Lane, Helen R.

Lane, Helen R. 1917-2004

Lane, Helen Ruth.

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