If translators are the anonymous heroes of contemporary literature, its anonymous superhero is Gregory Rabassa.

The New York Times Book Review

Now in paperback, an L.A. Times Favorite Book of the Year, 2005

If This Be Treason

Fiction by Gregory Rabassa

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Paperback (published September 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811216654
Price US
14.95
Price CN
19
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Clothbound (published September 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811216197
Price US
21.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Gregory Rabassa

20th Century American translator

If translators are the anonymous heroes of contemporary literature, its anonymous superhero is Gregory Rabassa.

The New York Times Book Review

Excellent literary entertainment. Read these pages while sipping a Brazilian caipirinha, and you’ll spend a fine and mellow evening.

—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

In this supple narrative, packed with erudition and yet leavened by Rabassa’s mordant, often self-effacing wit, less becomes more.

Newsweek

Widely considered one of the greatest practitioners of his craft.

The New York Times

A fine summing-up by the translator who brought…Márquez and Julio Cortázar to the attention of English-speaking readers.

Kirkus Reviews