Most widely held works by Barbara Bray
Flaubert-Sand : the correspondence by Gustave Flaubert ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the correspondence and friendship between Gustave Flaubert and George Sand.
The Proust screenplay : a la recherche du temps perdu by Harold Pinter ( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
In 1665, with prophecies and portents fortelling the forthcoming Apocalypse, Balthasar, an antiquarian merchant and sage, embarks on a perilous quest to find a rare book that could hold the key to the world's salvation.
The lover by Marguerite Duras ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.
Prisoner of love by Jean Genet ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Possessions : a novel by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
After a woman is murdered and decapitated, French journalist Stephanie Delacour interviews various people who knew her and the probe becomes a study in character. By a woman psychoanalyst, author of The Old Man and the Wolves.
In our strange gardens by Michel Quint ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Recounts the tale of Andre and Gaston who, after finding themselves in a German prison near the end of World War II, are told that one of the prisoners will die at dawn, and that the prisoners are to choose the victim.
Galileo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and German and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe.
The old man and the wolves by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Wolves invade the seaside resort town of Santa Vavara in Eastern Europe, killing thousands of people, but no one will talk of it except a Latin professor known as the Old Man. Narrated by a French journalist. By the author of Desire in Language.
Gardener to the king : a novel by Frédéric Richaud ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The file on H by Ismail Kadare ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 373 libraries worldwide
A political comedy on two American academics who are recording story-singers in Albania. The two are on a project to show that story-singers were the source of Homer's epics, but this is much too highbrow for the district governor, convinced the pair are spies. By an Albanian writer, author of The Concert.
Un nouveau roman? : recherches et tradition, la critique étrangère ( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in French and held by 290 libraries worldwide
French hospitality : racism and North African immigrants by Tahar Ben Jelloun ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
A Russian mother : a novel by Alain Bosquet ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The story of a Russian refugee family, told in the form of a son's letters to his mother. They flee after the 1917 revolution, live in several European countries, the parents move to America, the son stays to fight World War II and becomes a famous French writer. The letters show a man obsessed with his mother, a famous violinist whose domineering nature creates friction.
Antigone by Jean Anouilh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Antigone was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was occupied by Hitler's Army. It depicts an authoritarian regime mirroring the predicament of the French people of the time. It is based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles.
The man sitting in the corridor by Marguerite Duras ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The ogre by Michel Tournier ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a prisoner of war. Frenchman Abel Tiffauges is a gentle, bespectacled giant with a mysterious attraction to children, a mystic preoccupation with life's symbols and an obsession with freshness - uncooked foods and raw meat.
Destroy, she said by Marguerite Duras ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Between two worlds by Simone Schwarz-Bart ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong by Amin Maalouf ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The notion of identity -- personal, religious, ethnic, or national -- has given rise to heated passions and crimes throughout history. What makes each one of us unique has been a fundamental question of philosophy from Socrates to Freud. This book argues that the concept of identity that prevails the world over is still very much tribal. It allows men of all countries, conditions, and faiths to be tranformed into butchers and fanatics, passing themselves off as defender of a given identity. Maalouf contends that many of us would reject our inherited conceptions of identity, which we cling to through habit, if only we examined them more closely. The future of society depends on accepting -- while recognizing our uniqueness -- all identities.
African Americans--Politics and government Albania Arab countries Arab-Israeli conflict Astronomers Astronomy Authors, French Biographical films Biography Black Panther Party Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Emigration and immigration--Government policy Europe, Eastern Feature films Fedayeen Fiction Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Flaubert, Gustave,--1821-1880 France French fiction Galilei, Galileo,--1564-1642 Genet, Jean,--1910-1986 Gray wolf Historical films History Homer Indochina Irish Americans--Travel Italy Italy--Genoa La Quintinie, Jean de,--1626-1688 Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mathematicians Merchants North Africans--Cultural assimilation Novelists, French Palestinian Arabs--Politics and government Political and social views Proust, Marcel,--1871-1922 Racism--Political aspects Records and correspondence Sand, George,--1804-1876 Teenage girls Travel United States Voyages and travels World War (1939-1945)
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