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Rabassa, Gregory

Works: 135 works in 630 publications in 2 languages and 38,913 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epic fiction  Psychological fiction  Magic realist fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Romance fiction  Experimental fiction  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Other, Editor, tra
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 )

105 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 3,345 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 result in an entire society put on trial for the murder
The autumn of the patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Gabriel García Márquez'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 posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novel by Machado de Assis( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Be aware that frankness is the prime virtue of a dead man," writes the extraordinary narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas. "The gaze of public opinion, that sharp and judgmental gaze, loses its virtue the moment we tread the territory of death. I'm not saying that it doesn't reach here and examine and judge us, but we don't care about the examination or the judgment. My dear living gentlemen and ladies, there's nothing as incommensurable as the disdain of the deceased." Indeed, writing his memoirs from the other world gives Bras Cubas a certain freedom from both social and literary conventions. And while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Famous in his lifetime and still revered throughout Latin America, Machado de Assis has remained little known in the English-speaking world. He represents an important antecedent for the experimental fictions of Borges, Cortazar, Fuentes, and others. In this wildly inventive book, de Assis is, in fact, much closer to such postmodern masters as Calvino, Kundera, and Marquez than to the conventions of the nineteenth century realist and romantic novel, which the narrator continually and hilariously mocks. Irrepressibly whimsical, irreverent, chatty, and charmingly self-absorbed, Bras Cubas is forever intruding into his narrative, questioning, lecturing, and elbowing the reader, commenting on his writing and its highly unusual style--"this book and my style are like drunkards, they stagger left and right, they walk and stop, mumble, yell, cackle, shake their fists at the sky, stumble, and fall"--Congratulating himself on particular chapters, wondering whether to cut others out, and interrupting his life story with all manner of digressions, from a philosophical discourse on the purpose of the nose to a visionary ride on the back of a rhinoceros to find the origin of the centuries. Along the way we're treated to a marvelous cast of characters, including the outlandish philosopher Quincas Borcas, who asserts that "asceticism is the perfection of human idiocy," and Virgilia, the beautiful married woman with whom Bras Cubas carries on a passionate and not-so-secret love affair. By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas is the story of an unheroic man with half-hearted political ambitions, a harebrained idea for curing the world of melancholy, and a thousand quixotic theories unleashed from beyond the grave. It is a novel that has influenced generations of Latin American writers but remains refreshingly and unforgettably unlike anything written before or after it. Newly translated by Gregory Rabassa and superbly edited by Enylton de S'a Rego and Gilberto Pinheiro Passos, who provide an insightful introduction and afterword, this edition inaugurates Oxford's Library of Latin America series, and brings to English-speaking readers a literary delight of the highest order -- Provided by the publisher
The Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil by Darcy Ribeiro( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,118 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 )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 1,505 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 1,461 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 )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 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 1,294 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
An introduction to literature in Brazil. by Afrânio Coutinho( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book portrays the growth of "Brazilianism" in the literature of that country as it slowly broke away from the heavy influence of Portuguese writings and began to deal with native themes and types to express itself in the new Brazilian idiom. The author ties the movements in Brazilian literature to world literary currents of the time, showing how writing in Brazil differed from and at the same time followed certain universal currents.--From book jacket
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez( Recording )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 784 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
62 : a model kit by Julio Cortázar( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 782 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!"
Macho Camacho's beat by Luis Rafael Sánchez( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 640 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
Strong wind by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 638 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
Avalovara by Osman Lins( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 594 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."--Jacket
The eyes of the interred by Miguel Angel Asturias( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life in the banana plantations of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala and is the outcome of the plot started in Banana Republic trilogy
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 571 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 )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 548 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 489 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 479 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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One hundred years of solitude
Chronicle of a death foretoldThe autumn of the patriarchThe posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas : a novelThe Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of BrazilLeaf storm, and other storiesHopscotchInnocent Eréndira, and other storiesIn evil hour
Alternative Names
Gregory Rabassa Amerikaans vertaler

Gregory Rabassa traducteur américain

Gregory Rabassa traductor estadounidense

Rabassa, Gregory

Рабасса, Грегори

Գրեգորի Ռաբասա

غريغوري راباسا مترجم أمريكي

ഗ്രിഗറി റബാസ്സ

라바사, 그레고리 1922-2016


English (341)

Gujarati (1)