Gregory Rabassa

Gregory Rabassa


Born
in New York City, New York, The United States
March 09, 1922

Died
June 14, 2016


Gregory Rabassa was a literary translator from Spanish and Portuguese to English who taught at Queens College. His translations include works by literary giants such as António Lobo Antunes, Jorge Amado, Mario Vargas Llosa, José Lezama Lima, Gabriel García Márquez and Eça de Queirós.

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If This Be Treason: Transla...

3.61 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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An Introduction to Literatu...

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4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1968
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Hopscotch

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4.25 avg rating — 23,221 ratings — published 1963 — 196 editions
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Conversation in the Cathedral

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4.32 avg rating — 5,216 ratings — published 1969 — 77 editions
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In Evil Hour

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3.40 avg rating — 5,753 ratings — published 1961 — 124 editions
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Leaf Storm and Other Stories

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3.82 avg rating — 2,513 ratings — published 1955 — 13 editions
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Quincas Borba

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3.94 avg rating — 2,642 ratings — published 1891 — 107 editions
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62: A Model Kit

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4.14 avg rating — 1,904 ratings — published 1968 — 55 editions
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Rosario Tijeras

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3.87 avg rating — 1,684 ratings — published 1998 — 33 editions
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Collected Novellas

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3.99 avg rating — 860 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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“Every act of communication is an act of translation.”
Gregory Rabassa

“So the poor translator must not just go back and forth between two languages, but if he is worthy of his calling must shift between two selves, with all the perils of this induced schizophrenia.”
Gregory Rabassa, If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir

“The translator, we should know, is a writer too. As a matter of fact, he could be called the ideal writer because all he has to do is write; plot, theme, characters, and all other essentials have already been provided, so he can just sit down and write his ass off. (p. 8)”
Gregory Rabassa, If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir

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