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Frye, David L.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 5,327 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Singer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David L Frye
Kill the next one by Federico Axat( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. However, as Ted commits the murders, the crime scenes strike him as odd. The targets know him by name and possess familiar mementos. Even more bizarrely, Ted recognizes locations and men he shouldn't know. As Ted's mind begins to crack, dark secrets from his past seep through the fissures"--
Indians into Mexicans : history and identity in a Mexican town by David L Frye( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interesting blend of ethnography and history follows the town of Mexquitic, San Luis Potosí, through more than two centuries. Focuses on how identity is negotiated through time, and the roles played by the Church, representatives of the State, and the local population as the community is transformed from a 'Republic de los Indios' to a mestizo town"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Writing across cultures : narrative transculturation in Latin America by Angel Rama( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ángel Rama was one of twentieth-century Latin America's most distinguished men of letters. Writing across Cultures is his comprehensive analysis of the varied sources of Latin American literature. Originally published in 1982, the book links Rama's work on Spanish American modernism with his arguments about the innovative nature of regionalist literature, and it foregrounds his thinking about the close relationship between literary movements, such as modernism or regionalism, and global trends in social and economic development. In Writing across Cultures, Rama extends the Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz's theory of transculturation far beyond Cuba, bringing it to bear on regional cultures across Latin America, where new cultural arrangements have been forming among indigenous, African, and European societies for the better part of five centuries. Rama applies this concept to the work of the Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist José María Arguedas, whose writing drew on both Spanish and Quechua, Peru's two major languages and, by extension, cultures. Rama considered Arguedas's novel Los ríos profundos (Deep Rivers) to be the most accomplished example of narrative transculturation in Latin America. Writing across Cultures is the second of Rama's books to be translated into English."--Page 4 of cover
Thine is the kingdom : a novel by Abilio Estévez( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic-realism novel, set in pre-revolutionary Havana, whose protagonists are a gangster's extended family. It is composed of several plots and the author occasionally changes his mind as to their outcome
Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line by Néstor García Canclini( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in Spanish in 2010, Art beyond Itself is Néstor García Canclini's deft assessment of contemporary art. The renowned cultural critic suggests that, ideally, art is the place of imminence, the place where we glimpse something just about to happen. Yet, as he demonstrates, defining contemporary art and its role in society is an ever more complicated endeavor. Museums, auction houses, artists, and major actors in economics, politics, and the media are increasingly chummy and interdependent. Art is expanding into urban development and the design and tourism industries. Art practices based on objects are displaced by practices based on contexts. Aesthetic distinctions dissolve as artworks are inserted into the media, urban spaces, digital networks, and social forums. Oppositional artists are adrift in a society without a clear story line. What, after all, counts as transgression in a world of diverse and fragmentary narratives? Seeking a new analytic framework for understanding contemporary art, García Canclini is attentive to particular artworks; to artists including Francis Alÿs, León Ferrari, Teresa Margolles, Antoni Muntadas, and Gabriel Orozco; and to efforts to preserve, for art and artists, some degree of independence from religion, politics, the media, and the market."--Publisher description
The mangy parrot : the life and times of Periquillo Sarniento : written by himself for his children by José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bawdy tale of colonial Mexico, a merciless political satire, a kaleidoscope of Mexican society in the twilight of Spanish rule ..."--Back cover
Simone : a novel by Eduardo Lalo( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned writer in San Juan finds himself stalked by a Chinese immigrant student, and as the two realize that they share a similar plight, they move towards bitter-sweet collaborations in passion, grief, literature, and art
Distant palaces by Abilio Estévez( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a city riddled with conflict and no longer tolerant of misfits, the trio find solace in one another and in the dilapidated theater that shelters them, as well as joy in their growing ability to entertain people with their clowning. But the harsh realities of existence intrude on their self-contained utopia, forcing Victorio and Salma back into the chaotic streets, where they struggle to keep beauty and laughter alive."--Jacket
Super extra grande by Yoss( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With playfulness and ingenuity in the tradition of Douglas Adams, the Cuban science fiction master Yoss delivers a space opera of intergalactic proportions withSuper Extra Grande, the winner of the 20th annual UPC Science Fiction Award in 2011
Letter to a king : a Peruvian chief's account of life under the Incas and under Spanish rule by Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most fascinating books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru was written by a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This book, The First New Chronicle and Good Government, covers pre-Inca times, various aspects of Inca culture, the Spanish conquest, and colonial times up to around 1615 when the manuscript was finished. Now housed in the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, and viewable online at www.kb.dk/permalink/2006/poma/info/en/frontpage.htm, the original manuscript has 1,189 pages accompanied by 398 full-page drawings that constitute the most accurate graphic depiction of Inca and colonial Peruvian material culture ever done." "Working from the original manuscript and consulting with fellow Quechua- and Spanish-language experts, Roland Hamilton here provides the most complete and authoritative English translation of approximately the first third of The First New Chronicle and Good Government. The sections included in this volume (pages 1 369 of the manuscript) cover the history of Peru from the earliest times and the lives of each of the Inca rulers and their wives, as well as a wealth of information about ordinances, age grades, the calendar, idols, sorcerers, burials, punishments, jails, songs, palaces, roads, storage houses, and government officials. One hundred forty-six of Guaman Poma's detailed illustrations amplify the text." "One of the best sources for understanding the culture of the Incas and the first century of colonial Peru, The First New Chronicle and Good Government will be essential reading for all students of Andean pre- and colonial history."--Jacket
Cuban women writers : imagining a matria by Madeline Cámara Betancourt( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines women's writings in relation to language, power, sexuality, and race in contemporary Cuba, analyzing the creation of alternative matria frameworks that enunciate a feminist/feminine perspective of the nationalist discourse. Cámara-Betancourt discusses four Cuban writers: Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, Lydia Cabrera, María Elena Cruz Varela, and Zoé Valdés."--Publisher
Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the unknown interior of America by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527-36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America. Published in 1542 to an astonished and captivated public, Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition tells the unforgettable story of a sixteenth-century soldier turned explorer who, along with three other survivors of a shipwreck, makes his way across an unknown geographic and cultural landscape. This Norton Critical Edition is based on David Frye's new translation. It is accompanied by Ilan Stavan's introduction, the translator's preface, the editor's detailed explanatory annotations, and a map tracing Cabeza de Vaca's journey from Florida to California. "Alternative Narratives and Sequels" enriches the reader's understanding of and appreciation for Cabeza de Vaca's chronicle, which can be read both as historical record and as fiction (Cabeza de Vaca having written his account years after the events took place). Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdéz's General and Natural History of the Indies (1535) provides a different account of the same journey, while sequels can be found in a 1539 letter from the Viceroy of New Spain to the Emperor and in Fray Marcos de Niza's Relación on the Discovery of the Kingdom of Cibola (1539). The Spanish explorers, soldiers, and missionaries of the period saw the New World as a place of enchantment, riches, and opportunity. This spirit is captured in "Contexts" with documents including a 1493 letter from Christopher Columbus to a potential benefactor of his future travels; Hernán Cortés's 1520 letter from Mexico; and an excerpt from Fray Bartolomé's Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1542). A selection from Miguel León Portilla's Broken Spears provides readers with the viewpoint of the vanquished. "Criticism" includes five major assessments of Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition spanning eighty years. Contributors include Morris Bishop, Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz, Paul Schneider, Andrés Reséndez, and Beatriz Rivera-Barnes."--Publisher's website
With eyes and soul : images of Cuba by Nancy Morejón( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Rogovin traveled to Cuba twice in the mid-1980s to photograph those he calls "the forgotten ones." He encountered renowned poet Nancy Morejon, who, upon seeing his images, decided to write new poems and select poems from her work that resonated with the photographs. The result is a spectacular collaboration between poet and artist that creates a multi-dimensional portrait of the landscape and people of a place that has been all but invisible to us since the embargo of Cuba more than 40 years ago. Translators Pamela Carmell and David Frye retain the voice and feel of the original poems. Nancy Morejon is one of Cuba's most important contemporary poets. Milton Rogovin is a world-renowned documentary photographer with works in many major collections
A planet for rent by Yoss( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critiques life under Castro by conjuring a possible Earth of the not-so-distant future"--Page 4 of cover
Condomnauts by Yoss( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 24th century, extragalactic beings arrive in the Milky Way with extraordinary new technologies. Josué, a sexual ambassador, must call upon every ounce of his talent to seal the deal for his colony and all of humanity
Lazarillo de Tormes ; and, the grifter (El buscon) : two novels of the low life in Golden Age Spain( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An elegant, precise, and accessible modern-English rendering of the two best examples of the early modern picaresque genre: the paradigmatic Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's mordant El Buscón. Frye's translations are triumphant, capturing the cadence of popular early modern speech while remaining faithful to the original texts; his notes illuminate the diverse contexts in which the texts were written. Frye gives careful attention throughout to the historical background that propelled these two parallel but different monuments of Golden Age Spanish literature."--Teofilo Ruiz, UCLA
Heart of tango by Elia Barcelo( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalia is to be married to a German sailor much older than herself, but two days before the wedding she meets Diego, a mysterious young dancer, and they fall immediately in love. When he serenades her on the eve of the ceremony, Natalia's father unwittingly invites him to the festivities. There they dance a tango charged with passion, before Diego vanishes, knowing she is lost to him. Soon after the marriage Natalia father dies, and her husband is lost at sea, presumed dead. Penniless and alone, she endures a desperate existence until she becomes a dancer in a tango hall. Diego discovers her there and vows to bring her away from this existence, but their reunion has devastating consequences
The goldsmith's secret by Elia Barceló( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One snowy night in New York City, a successful but solitary goldsmith reflects on his life, and his unreliable memories intertwine and collide. Returning to the village where he grew up, he hopes with some trepidation that he will encounter Celia, "the Black Widow", a beautiful and mysterious friend of his mother with whom he had a short and passionate affair when he was a teenager, before she rejected him. But instead he meets a young woman who opens doors onto a strange world, and takes him back in time
The mangy parrot, abridged : the life and times of Periquillo Sarniento, written by himself for his children by José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Fryes abridgment of his 2003 translation of The Mangy Parrot captures all of the narrative drive, literary innovation, and biting social commentary that established Lizardis comic masterpiece as the Don Quixote of Latin America
Kill the next one : a novel by Federico Axat( Recording )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. However, as Ted commits the murders, the crime scenes strike him as odd. The targets know him by name and possess familiar mementos. Even more bizarrely, Ted recognizes locations and men he shouldn't know. As Ted's mind begins to crack, dark secrets from his past seep through the fissures."--
 
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Indians into Mexicans : history and identity in a Mexican town
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Thine is the kingdom : a novelThe mangy parrot : the life and times of Periquillo Sarniento : written by himself for his childrenDistant palacesLetter to a king : a Peruvian chief's account of life under the Incas and under Spanish ruleCuban women writers : imagining a matriaWith eyes and soul : images of CubaHeart of tangoThe goldsmith's secretThe mangy parrot, abridged : the life and times of Periquillo Sarniento, written by himself for his children
Alternative Names
Frye, David 1956-

Languages
English (100)