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Bray, Barbara

Works: 136 works in 379 publications in 4 languages and 11,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biographical films  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: PQ2607.U8245, 843.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Bray
The lover by Marguerite Duras( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and French and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saigon, 1930s: a poor French girl meets the elegant son of a wealthy Chinese family. Soon they are lovers, locked into a private world of passion and intensity that defies all the conventions of their society. A sensational international bestseller and winner of France's coveted Prix Goncourt, The Lover is disturbing, erotic and masterly. This is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent relationship between the lovers and of the hate that slowly tears the girl's family apart
The Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perdu by Harold Pinter( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmscenario, gebaseerd op de roman À la recherche du temps perdu van de Franse 19e eeuwse schrijver Marcel Proust
Flaubert-Sand : the correspondence by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the correspondence and friendship between Gustave Flaubert and George Sand
Lenin's embalmers by I. B Zbarskiĭ( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Ilya Zbarski embalmed Lenin two months after his death. This text reveals the story of his family and of those who worked in the mausoleum laboratory. It also contains archival and contemporary photographs
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member 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
Prisoner of love by Jean Genet( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting in 1970, Jean Genet---petty thief, prostitute, modernist master---spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Always an outcast himself, Genet was drawn to this displaced people, an attraction that was to prove as complicated for him as it was enduring. Prisoner of Love, written some ten years later, when many of the men Genet had known had been killed, and he himself was dying, is a beautifully observed description of that time and those men as well as a reaffirmation of the author's commitment not only to the Palestinian revolution but to rebellion itself. For Genet's most overtly political book is also his most personal---the last step in the unrepentantly sacrilegious pilgrimage first recorded in The Thief's Journal, and a searching meditation, packed with visions, ruses, and contradictions, on such life-and-death issues as the politics of the image and the seductive and treacherous character of identity. Genet's final masterpiece is a lyrical and philosophical voyage to the bloody intersection of oppression, terror, and desire at the heart of the contemporary world
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member 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
Possessions : a novel by Julia Kristeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member 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 )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member 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
Ibn Saud : the desert warrior who created the kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Michael Darlow( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with weapons and tactics not unlike those employed by the ancient Assyrians, a series of astonishing military victories over a succession of enemies much more powerful than himself. Over the same period, he transformed himself from a minor sheikh into a revered king and elder statesman, courted by world leaders such as Churchill and Roosevelt. A passionate lover of women, Ibn Saud took many wives, had numerous concubines, and fathered almost one hundred children. Yet he remained an unswerving and devout Muslim, described by one who knew him well at the time of his death in 1953 as "probably the greatest Arab since the Prophet Muhammad." Saudi Arabia, the country Ibn Saud created, is a staunch ally of the West, but it is also the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. Saud's kingdom, as it now stands, has survived the vicissitudes of time and become an invaluable player on the world's political stage
The old man and the wolves by Julia Kristeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member 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 Frdric Richaud( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this world of pomp and show, one man remains detached from the procession of servants soldiers, politicians, diplomats, flatterers, and self-seekers that daily surrounds the King. As gardener to His Majesty, Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie is master of his own domain, the royal fruit and vegetable garden. Louis' generals might proclaim the power of France abroad, but La Quintinie's espaliers and vegetable plots assert nothing less than man's mastery over nature: a garden that can feed a thousand at a sitting, standards of pruning that in three hundred years have never been surpassed. Once a lawyer who turned his back on a brilliant career to pursue his love of horticulture, La Quintinie became, in the process, as artist."
Un nouveau roman? : recherches et tradition, la critique étrangère by J. H Matthews( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in French and English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French consul by Lucien Bodard( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montaillou : the promised land of error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a medieval French village, recreated from the records of the Inquisition
French hospitality : racism and North African immigrants by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sailor from Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman searches for the nameless sailor - a crook and a killer - who awakened in her an insatiable taste for love
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
A Russian mother : a novel by Alain Bosquet( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member 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
The Palace of dreams by Ismail Kadare( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a profound and unsettling novel set in the Balkan peninsula, Ismail Kadare depicts an insidious and highly effective empire. At the heart of the Sultan's vast but fragile empire stands the mysterious Palace of Dreams: the most secret, powerful, macabre ministry ever invented. Its task is to scour every town, village, and hamlet to collect the citizens' dreams, then to sift, sort, and classify them, and ultimately to interpret them, in order to identify the Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the empire's destiny and that of its monarch. An entire nation's unconscious is thus tapped and meticulously laid bare in the form of images and symbols of the dreaming mind. The people employed by the ministry work in constant dread of overlooking that one crucial dream that will forewarn the Sultan of impending doom
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Lenin's embalmers
Alternative Names
Barbara Bray englische bersetzerin und Literaturkritikerin

Barbara Bray English translator and critic

Bray, B.

Jacobs, Barabara 1924-2010

English (128)

French (14)

German (2)

Turkish (2)

The Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perduFlaubert-Sand : the correspondenceLenin's embalmersBalthasar's odyssey : a novelPrisoner of lovePossessions : a novelIn our strange gardensThe old man and the wolves