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Edith Grossman

Edith Grossman, the winner of a number of translating awards, most notably the 2006 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal, is the distinguished translator of works by major Spanish-language authors, including Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Mayra Montero, and Alvaro Mutis, as well as Carlos Fuentes. Her translation of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote was published to great acclaim in 2003.

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Caracol Beach
Written by Eliseo Alberto, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2001
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70506-9 (0-375-70506-6)

Eliseo Alberto's award-winning Caracol Beach combines the passionate imagination of magic realism with the plotting of a thriller (and a modicum of farce). The result is a literary tour de force.

Beto Milanes, the night watchman at a graveyard in the Florida resort town of Caracol Beach, is a guilt-ridden Cuban war... Read more






Happy Families
Written by Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Edith Grossman
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7843-8 (0-8129-7843-9)

In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The... Read more






The General in His Labyrinth
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3470-3 (1-4000-3470-1)

General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill... Read more






Living to Tell the Tale
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3454-3 (1-4000-3454-X)

No writer alive today exerts the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. Now, in the long-awaited first volume of his autobiography, he tells the story of his life from his birth in 1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as... Read more






Living to Tell the Tale
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Knopf | Hardcover | November 2003
$26.95/38.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4134-3 (1-4000-4134-1)

In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life.

Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel García Márquez’s life from his birth in... Read more






Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2006
$13.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9594-0 (1-4000-9594-8)

A New York Times Notable Book

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting... Read more






News of a Kidnapping
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3493-2 (1-4000-3493-0)

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors’ perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He... Read more






Strange Pilgrims
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2006
$14.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3469-7 (1-4000-3469-8)

In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently... Read more






Nada
Written by Carmen Laforet, Translated by Edith Grossman, Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7583-3 (0-8129-7583-9)

One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semiautobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an... Read more






Red April
Written by Santiago Roncagliolo, Translated by Edith Grossman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38838-4 (0-307-38838-7)

A chilling political thriller set at the end of Peru's grim war between Shining Path terrorists and a morally bankrupt government counterinsurgency.
 
Associate District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is a by-the-book prosecutor wading through life. Two of his greatest pleasures are writing mundane reports and speaking to his long-dead mother. Everything changes...

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