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Fibla, Jordi

Overview
Works: 106 works in 490 publications in 2 languages and 1,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Political fiction  Legal stories  Black humor  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Transcriber, Author
Classifications: PS3568.O855, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jordi Fibla
Taliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1949, cuatro mujeres chinas que recientemente han emigrado a San Francisco inician una serie de reuniones durantes las que comen dim sum, juegan al mah-jong ya hablan. Unidas por lo que comparten, la pérdida y la esperanza, se hacen llamar El Club de la Buena Estrella."--Back cover
The kitchen god's wife by Amy Tan( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mesmerizing story a Chinese emigre mother tells her daughter
A mercy by Toni Morrison( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to pay off her debt, a slave woman offers an Anglo-Dutch trader her young daughter, Florens, who in turn feels abandoned by her slave mother and searches for love and acceptance
The plot against America by Philip Roth( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Charles A. Lindbergh voló en 1927 desde Nueva York hasta Paris convirtiéndose en el primer aviador americano que cruzaba el Atlántico, el novelista Philip Roth aprovecha esta hazaña para imaginar qué hubiera pasado si Lindbergh hubiera llegado a convertirse en el Presidente de Estados Unidos, derrotando a Franklin Roosevelt en las elecciones de 1940. Lindbergh en esta novela llega a un trato con Hitler, como buen antisemita, de hecho la realidad es que en 1938 este héroe se trasladó a vivir a Alemania y se convirtió en líder del controvertido movimiento aislacionista americano y aceptó una condecoración del Führer. En 1941 el presidente Roosevelt criticó su postura neutralista ante la Segunda guerra Mundial y muchos de sus compatriotas lo tacharon de antisemita. Philip Roth convierte esa historia en ficción, imaginando qué hubiera pasado si este héroe hubiera gobernado América y habla de las siniestras consecuencias para miles de familias judías americanas
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. A well-known Boston hand surgeon wants to perform the first hand transplant on the reporter, but the problem is there is no hand available. A married woman from Wisconsin wants to give the reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies
The dying animal by Philip Roth( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Kepesh is white-haired and over sixty, an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college, when he meets Consuela Castillo, a decorous, well-mannered student of twenty-four, the daughter of wealthy Cuban exiles, who promptly puts his life into erotic disorder." "Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, when he left his wife and child, Kepesh has experimented with living what he calls an "emancipated manhood," beyond the reach of family or a mate. Over the years he has refined that exuberant decade of protest and license into an orderly life in which he is both unimpeded in the world of eros and studiously devoted to his aesthetic pursuits. But the youth and beauty of Consuela, "a masterpiece of volupte," undo him completely, and a maddening sexual possessiveness tranports him to the depths of deforming jealousy. The carefree erotic adventure evolves, over eight years, into a story of grim loss."--Jacket
The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una minúscula isla japonesa septentrional, dorada por el sol, sobrevive una comunidad de pesacadores apartada de la civilización. Se percibe por doquier el olorsalobre del mar, la fragancia de las cuerdas de cáñamo, el humo invisible de las hogeras y el rumor de un oleaje azul intenso que todo lo circunda. Los hombres trabajan de sol a sol en todo tipo de actividades relacionadas con la pesca. Las mujeres, más capacitadas para resistir los embates de las olas, se sumergen medio desnudas para recoger ostras y todo tipo de mariscos. En este marco de belleza natural, pero a la vez de supervivencia y costumbres estrictas, surge el amor entre una de estas jóvenes y un robusto pescador que siente un profundo respeto por el dios del mar. Juntos, tal que unos Dafnis y Cloe del Lejano Oriente, irán descubriendo los misterios apasionados del amor. Con sencillez, delicadeza y un lirismo contenido, Mishima construye en El rumor del oleaje una obra maestra guiado por su admiración hacia la tradición bucólica de la Grecia clásica que era capaz de establecer una perfecta coincidencia entre la vida humana y la misteriosa belleza de la naturaleza. Mishima narra el nacimiento y consumación del idilio entre dos adolescentes ingenuos y apacionados, su iniciación y educación erótica en un paisaje arcádio y en un ambiente a la vez hostil. El rumor del oleaje está considerada como una de las más grandes y bellas historias de amor universales, narrada por uno de los mejores y míticos escritos que ha dado la literatura japonesa
Deception : a novel by Philip Roth( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En el centro de "Engaño" se encuentran dos adúlteros en su escondíte. Él es un escritor americano de mediana edad, llamado Philip y que vive en Londres. Ella es una elocuente, inteligente y bien educada mujer inglesa atrapada en un matrimonio humillante al que, con sólo treinta y tantos años, ya casi se ha resignado."--Publisher's description
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves
American pastoral by Philip Roth( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic impact of the Vietnam War on a relationship between father and daughter. The father is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter. By the author of Sabbath's Theater
Now and forever by Danielle Steel( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foolhardy affair threatens to ruin the seven-year marriage of Jessica and Ian Clarke
Sabbath's theater by Philip Roth( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of an old man who lives for sex. He is Morris Sabbath, 64, a New York puppeteer who made his name with lewd performances. Feeling death approaching, he relives his many amorous adventures in graphic detail. By the author of Portnoy's Complaint
Everyman by Philip Roth( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A successful commercial artist with a New York ad agency, he is the father of two sons from a first marriage who despise him and a daughter from a second marriage who adores him, He is the beloved brother of a good man whose physical well-being comes to arouse his bitter envy, and he is the lonely ex-husband of three very different women with whom he's made a mess of marriage. In the end he is a man who has become what he does not want to be." From the bookjacket
Waiting by Ha Jin( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart
Indignation by Philip Roth( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he here and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled?
A widow for one year : a novel by John Irving( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three interludes in the life of Roth Cole, writer and daughter of writers
Nemesis by Philip Roth( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"¿Qué tipo de decisiones determinan fatalmente una vida? ¿Cómo el individuo resiste la arremetida de las circunstancias? Estos son algunos de los aciagos interrogantes que animan Las némesis, el cuarteto de novelas cortas temáticamente relacionadas que publicamos por primera vez en España en un solo volumen. Elegía (2006) es una historia íntima y universal que trata sobre la lucha crónica de un hombre contra la muerte. Indignación (2008) es el extraordinario relato sobre un joven que se opone al conformismo de la América de la era McCarthy y el temor atroz de su padre ante los peligros del mundo. En La humillación (2009), el consagrado actor Simon Axler se embarca en una relación aberrante y arriesgada, en un desesperado intento por recuperar la magia y el talento perdidos. Y en Nemésis (2010), Roth nos ofrece un retrato fiel de las emociones--el miedo, la cólera, el desconcierto, el sufrimiento y el dolor-- que afloran a raíz de una epidemia de polio que asola la comunidad de Newark durante el verano de 1944. En estas cuatro novelas sobre el miedo y la mortalidad, Philip Roth se confirma como uno de los grandes escritores de este siglo, merecedor, entre otras distinciones, de los premios Pulitzer y Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2012."--
Diary of a bad year by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the book is Senor C, an aging author who has been asked to write his thoughts on the state of the world by his German publisher. These thoughts, called "Strong Opinions," address a wide range of subjects and include a scathing indictment of George W. Bush, Dick Chaney, and Tony Blair, as well as a witheringly honest examination of everything from Machiavelli and the current state of the university to music, literature, and intelligent design, offering unexpected perceptions and insightful arguments along the way
 
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Taliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central Asia
Alternative Names
Fibla Feitó, Jordi

Fibla Feito, Jorge

Fibla, Jorge

Jordi Fibla

Jordi Fibla Spaans vertaler

Jordi Fibla traductor español

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The Joy Luck ClubThe kitchen god's wifeA mercyThe plot against AmericaSnow falling on cedarsThe fourth hand : a novelThe dying animalThe sound of waves