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Rabassa, Gregory

Overview
Works: 106 works in 442 publications in 1 language and 27,939 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Experimental fiction  Love stories  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chronologies  Adventure stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Narrator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
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Most widely held works about Gregory Rabassa
 
Most widely held works by Gregory Rabassa
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 5,023 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 Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. -- from http://www.barnesandnoble.com (Jan. 26, 2015)
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

50 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 3,463 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
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968
Hopscotch by Julio Cortzar( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When La Maga, his mistress, disappears, Horacio Oliveira, an Argentinian writer living in Paris, decides to return home to Buenos Aires
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Vicario's husband returns his new bride to her family hours after the marriage, claiming she is a dishonored woman. Angela's family forces her to reveal her first lover's name, and her twin brothers set out to murder the man, Santiago Nasar. As the murder is planned, no one in the town tries to stop the crime, which results in an entire society put on trial for the murder
62, a model kit by Julio Cortzar( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel mentioned in Chapter 62 of the author's 'Rayuela', which allows the reader himself to form the story, and, therefore, personally select the story he wants to read
The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel by Machado de Assis( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 765 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
The Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 701 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
A change of light and other stories by Julio Cortzar( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 678 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
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 661 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 Mrio de Carvalho( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 612 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 Garca Mrquez( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 609 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 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir by Gregory Rabassa( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 477 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."--Jacket
Doña Inés vs. oblivion : a novel by Ana Teresa Torres( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Venezuela through the eyes of a ghost, that of a planter's wife who died in 1780. She is searching for a title deed and she keeps it up for 200 years, witnessing major events, including the war of independence
Collected novellas by Gabriel Garca Mrquez( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 442 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
Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction. With his uncannily postmodern sensibility, his delicious wit, and his keen insight into the political and social complexities of the Brazilian Empire, Machado opens a fascinating world to English speaking readers. When the mad philosopher Quincas Borba dies, he leaves to his friend Rubiao the entirety of his wealth and property, with a single stipulation: Rubiao must take care of Quincas Borba's dog, who is also named Quincas Borba, and who may indeed have assumed the soul of the dead philosopher. Flush with his newfound wealth, Rubiao heads for Rio de Janeiro and plunges headlong into a world where fantasy and reality become increasingly difficult to keep separate. Brilliantly translated by Gregory Rabassa, Quincas Borba is a masterful satire not only on life in Imperial Brazil but the human condition itself
The vampire of Curitiba and other stories by Dalton Trevisan( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 345 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 Antnio Lobo Antunes( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies dissolve in the 1970s."--Jacket
 
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
Alternative Names
Gregory Rabassa American translator

Rabassa, Gregory

Рабасса, Грегори

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One hundred years of solitudeLeaf storm, and other storiesHopscotchChronicle of a death foretold62, a model kitThe posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novelThe Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of BrazilThe autumn of the patriarch