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Rabassa, Gregory

Works: 103 works in 464 publications in 2 languages and 29,755 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Magic realist fiction  Novels  Experimental fiction  Romance fiction  Novellas  Political fiction  Satire 
Roles: Translator, Author, Narrator, Other, tra, 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 García Márquez( Book )

80 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 1,501 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
Innocent Eréndira, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and eleven short stories, representing early and recent work by the acclaimed Columbian author, provides further proof of his imaginative and technical exuberance and mastery
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,198 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
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 906 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
62 : a model kit by Julio Cortázar( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, "seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!"
Epitaph of a small winner by Machado de Assis( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 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 )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 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
Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Lester Mead and his wife try to bring harmony to a vast banana plantation in a fictional Central American country
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 630 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 beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry 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
The eyes of the interred by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Guatemala ; Roman
A god strolling in the cool of the evening : a novel by Mário de Carvalho( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 602 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
Seven serpents & seven moons by Demetrio Aguilera Malta( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 503 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 478 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
Collected novellas by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 441 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
Doña Inés vs. oblivion : a novel by Ana Teresa Torres( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 439 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
Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 384 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 337 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."--Jacket
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
Alternative Names
Gregory Rabassa American translator

Gregory Rabassa Amerikaans vertaler

Rabassa, Gregory

Рабасса, Грегори

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English (265)

Gujarati (1)

Leaf storm, and other storiesHopscotchInnocent Eréndira, and other storiesChronicle of a death foretoldThe autumn of the patriarch62 : a model kitEpitaph of a small winnerThe Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil