Search Results: "Gregory Rabassa"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2004

"Grateful readers of these works in English will disagree."
A fine summing-up by the translator who brought such notable Latin American authors as Gabriel García Márquez and Julio Cortázar to the attention of English-speaking readers. Read full book review >

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GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

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AFTER GREGORY by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An intellectual wordsmith's whodunit."
Sometimes indecipherable, often intriguing, this literary and existential mystery-within-a-novel may remind readers of the fiction of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, and other authors who chart the modern American search for identity. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF THE SEA by José Sarney
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"First published in 1978 in Brazil, and much translated since, it's a little as if Tom Jones had been leavened by a dash of Harry Potter."
From the former president of Brazil, a picaresque epic of the sea. Read full book review >

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ROSARIO TIJERAS by Jorge Franco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2004

"Oddly flat: an intense, raw portrait of l'amour fou just slightly too deadpan to be taken seriously."
Colombian novelist Franco's third book but first to appear here is a kind of South American Scarface, about the rise and fall of a poor girl who becomes a player in the Medellín mob wars. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAN I DO WHEN EVERYTHING’S ON FIRE? by António Lobo Antunes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Strictly for those who like experimental fiction."
A prolonged tempest in a demitasse in the demimonde of contemporary Lisbon. Read full book review >

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MACHO CAMACHO’S BEAT by Luis Rafael Sánchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Comparing Sánchez to Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Kirkus celebrated this 'attractive, small-scale entertainment' and its 'tour-de-force translation by el Magnifico.'"
Well-known as a man of letters in his native Puerto Rico, where he recently retired as a professor, Sánchez made a splash as a novelist here in 1980, when his book was translated by the legendary Rabassa, who for this edition provides an introduction explaining the specific challenge of capturing Sánchez's demotic epic, with its song-inspired slanginess. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF THE CARAVELS by António Lobo Antunes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Antunes isn't easygoing, but the chaotic brio of his sardonic tragicomic sensibility is often perversely entertaining."
If Portuguese postmodernist Antunes (whose mazelike fictions include An Explanation of the Birds, 1991, and Fado Alexandrino, 1990) were a filmmaker, he'd be the late Luis Buñuel—who, incidentally, makes a telling brief appearance in this multilayered 1988 novel. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GREGORY by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The paintings are dappled and disarming, but young readers may find the disquieting visual narrative a bewildering and curious counterpoint to the much more mainstream text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Iris can't help but wonder how and when her baby cousin, who is to be named Gregory, will arrive. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

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DOÑA INÉS VS. OBLIVION by Ana Teresa Torres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1999

"Do§a InÇs is both a retrograde tyrant and ferocious force of nature, and Torres has brought her to life (-in-death) with stunning success."
Do§a InÇs Vs. Read full book review >