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Aliform Publishing, 2003 - Azores - 236 pages
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Fictionalised prison diary.

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This fictionalized prison diary was originally published in 1972, five years after the death of Zarate, a regular columnist for the Bogota newspaper, El Espectador. His invented diarist, Anton Castan ... Read full review


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The Trial
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Saturday October 24
Tuesday October 27
Saturday October 31
Tuesday November
Saturday November 7
Tuesday November 10
Wednesday November 18
Friday November 20
Sunday November 22
Wednesday November 25

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About the author (2003)

Gregory Rabassa was born in Yonkers, New York on March 9, 1922. He received a bachelor's degree in romance languages from Dartmouth College. During World War II, he served as a cryptographer. After the war, he received a doctorate from Columbia University and translated Spanish and Portuguese language works for the magazine Odyssey. He taught for over two decades at Columbia University before accepting a position at Queens College. He was a literary translator from Spanish and Portuguese to English. He would translate a book as he read it for the first time. He translated Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Autumn of the Patriarch, Mario Vargas Llosa's Conversation in the Cathedral, and Jorge Amado's Captains of the Sand. Rabassa received a National Book Award for Translation in 1967 for his version of Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch. In 2001, Rabassa received a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center for contributions to Hispanic literature. In 2006, he received a National Medal of Arts for translations which "continue to enhance our cultural understanding and enrich our lives." He wrote a memoir detailing his experiences as a translator entitled If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents. He died after a brief illness on June 13, 2016 at the age of 94.

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