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Rabassa, Gregory

Overview
Works: 113 works in 594 publications in 2 languages and 37,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Magic realist fiction  History  Novels  Romance fiction  Experimental fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Narrator, Illustrator, Other, tra
Classifications: PQ8180.17.A73, 863
Publication Timeline
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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 )

104 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family
Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 3,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of this story studies a murder which takes place shortly after a wedding and explores the mass community complicity that allowed it to happen
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 2,734 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
The Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,105 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
The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel by Machado de Assis( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,034 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
Leaf storm, and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968 by twentieth-century Colombian-born author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When La Marga, 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 )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 1,385 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
In evil hour by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corruption, political and individual, is steadily overtaking a small Colombian village. It comes to a head on the night a young man is killed by a jealous husband
62 : a model kit by Julio Cortázar( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 871 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!"
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Recording )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the book which put South America on the literary map, Marquez tells the haunting story of a community in which the political, the personal and the spiritual worlds interwine
Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 688 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
Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 650 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
Macho Camacho's beat by Luis Rafael Sánchez( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "Infinitely multiplied by the blare of radios, TVs and record players in San Juan, Macho Camacho's guaracha weaves its way across the city and through the lives of one family on a single day: Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, aristocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot child, her cousins (Hughie, Louie, and Dewey) and her friend Dona Chon. Macho Camacho's Beat blends the music of puns, fantastic wordplay, advertising slogans, and pop-culture references with the rhythm of the guaracha to satirize the invasive "Americanization" of the island and the way in which a momentary fad impacts the culture at large
The eyes of the interred by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Guatemala ; Roman
Avalovara by Osman Lins( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 600 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
A god strolling in the cool of the evening : a novel by Mário de Carvalho( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 581 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
Mulata by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woodcutter in Latin America trades his wife to Tazol, the Corn Demon, in return for infinite wealth and a voluptuous Mulata
Seven serpents & seven moons by Demetrio Aguilera Malta( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violencia al mundo, violencia al lenguaje, fundidas en verdad total, donde la trama se aprieta en cada uno de sus personajes
If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir by Gregory Rabassa( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 481 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
 
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Chronicle of a death foretold
Alternative Names
Gregory Rabassa Amerikaans vertaler

Gregory Rabassa traducteur américain

Gregory Rabassa traductor estadounidense

Rabassa, Gregory

Рабасса, Грегори

Գրեգորի Ռաբասա

ഗ്രിഗറി റബാസ്സ

라바사, 그레고리 1922-2016

Languages
English (349)

Gujarati (1)

Covers
Chronicle of a death foretoldThe autumn of the patriarchThe Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of BrazilThe posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novelLeaf storm, and other storiesHopscotchInnocent Eréndira, and other storiesIn evil hour