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Rabassa, Gregory

Works: 107 works in 395 publications in 1 language and 24,345 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  History  Love stories  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Political fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gregory Rabassa
Most widely held works by Gregory Rabassa
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 4,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel offers a rich and brilliant chronicle celebrating the endless variety of life in the mythical Latin America town of Macondo
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
58 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 3,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town
The Brazilian people the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro( )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first English-language translation of the culmination of the life work of Darcy Ribeiro, one of Brazil's leading twentieth-century intellectuals, known internationally both for his work in Indian affairs and for his political activism. First published as O Povo Brosileiro in 1995, two years before Ribeiro's death, it quickly became a controversial best-seller." "Offering a sweeping overview of the ethnic, racial, and social forces that shape Brazilian culture and society, the book presents no less than an aesthetic of the Brazilian people as a whole. While Ribeiro dwells on the paradox of Brazil as a country of immense potential hindered by racial and class prejudice, he also says it is "the most beautiful and luminous province on earth.""--Jacket
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968
Epitaph of a small winner by Machado de Assis( )
17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"New translation of Machado's famous novel is for the most part faithful and readable. However, work has occasional odd errors and omissions, and fails to give sufficient attention to Machado's rhythm and syntax. Given Rabassa's vast experience as a translator, it is hard not to suspect that carelessness and haste explain the mistakes and lapses. Also poorly edited and inadequately proofread"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies a murder which takes place shortly after a wedding and explores the mass community complicity that allowed it to happen
Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Situada en la tradicion indigenista, que elige como marco las plantaciones bananeras y despliega todas las posibilidades dramaticas de sus conflictos con una teenica narrativa de gran eficacia y un estilo deslumbrante
Quincas Borba a novel by Machado de Assis( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Updated translation of another Machado classic, with excellent accompanying essays, is a welcome addition to his work available in English. Rabassa provides a more informal, less strained tone than Wilson's 1954 version"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, the novel is overflowing with symbolic descriptions as it vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator embodies at once the best and the worst of human nature
A god strolling in the cool of the evening : a novel by Mário de Carvalho( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In second-century Portugal, a Roman magistrate tries to maintain order as the empire crumbles, invaded by Moors, subverted by Christianity, while people amuse themselves with sadistic games. On top of which, he is in love with a Christian woman who is coming up for trial
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Recording )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America
Seven serpents & seven moons by Demetrio Aguilera Malta( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir by Gregory Rabassa( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents, Gregory Rabassa offers a defense of translation, laying out his views on the craft. Anecdotal, and illuminating, If This Be Treason traces Rabassa's career, from his boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners."--BOOK JACKET
Doña Inés vs. oblivion : a novel by Ana Teresa Torres( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matriarch of a wealthy planter family in the eighteenth-century village of Caracas, Dona Ines fights for control of a coastal-province plantation that her late husband has bequeathed to his illegitimate son by a black slave. She dies in 1780 but continues her exposition, searching to prove her rights while observing the political upheavals, natural disasters, bloodshed, and changing racial, social, and cultural strictures visited on her own and other Venezuelan families in the next two hundred years. She watches, finally with resignation, as Caracas becomes an unrecognizable modern metropolis and her descendants acquiesce to compromise over the disputed property." "Ultimately a journal of the tragic clash between classes, of the interface between humanity and geography, Dona Ines vs. Oblivion depicts the maturation of Venezuela more vividly than any work of nonfiction."--Jacket
Collected novellas by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose.Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first novella, introduces the mythical village of Macondo, a desolate town beset by torrents of rain, where a man must fulfill a promise made years earlier. No One Writes to the Colonel is a novella of life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia with an unforgettable central character. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a dark and profound story of three people joined together in a fatal act of violence
The vampire of Curitiba and other stories by Dalton Trevisan( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A travers les déboires d'un vampire, la séduction d'une petite-fille, un asile de vieillards, un pensionnat, la visite à une ancienne institutrice, le regard corrosif de l'auteur s'arrête sur les alternances du désir et de l'impuissance. Lʹhumour souligne l'horreur et la rend presque supportable. Un petit chef-dʹœuvre d'humour noir venu des tropiques
The return of the caravels : a novel by António Lobo Antunes( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies dissolve in the 1970s."--Jacket
The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mario Vargas Llosa's novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences." "This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape." "The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization - and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two."--BOOK JACKET
Marks of identity by Juan Goytisolo( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marks of Identity" is the first volume of Goytisolo's great trilogy which includes "Count Julian "and "Juan the Landless," It is an affirmation of the ability of the individual to survive the political tyrannies of our times
Avalovara by Osman Lins( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Avalovara is a novel centered around Abel's courtship of three women. He pursues the sophisticated and inaccessible Roos across Europe; falls in love with Cecilia, a carnal, compassionate hermaphrodite; and achieves a tender, erotic alliance with a woman known only by an ideogram. Avalovara is an extraordinary novel, both in its depiction of modern life and in its rigorous, puzzlelike structure visually represented by a spiral and a five-word palindrome."--BOOK JACKET
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