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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gregory Rabassa

Gregory Rabassa
(source: New Directions)
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prominent translator from Spanish and Portuguese to English; had a particularly close and productive working relation with Julio Cortázar (with whom he shared lifelong passions for jazz and wordplay); on the advice of Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez waited three years for Rabassa's schedule to become open so that he could translate Cien años de soledad; later Gabo declared Rabassa's translation to be superior to his own Spanish original (wow!) (info source: wiki)

(A Life in Books)

(Una Vida Entre Libros)



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