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Bray, Barbara

Overview
Works: 98 works in 393 publications in 4 languages and 13,696 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Novels  Records and correspondence  Allegories  Film adaptations  Biographies  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Contributor, Other, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: DC801.M753, 843.912
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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 807 WorldCat member 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
The Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perdu by Harold Pinter( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and French and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s Harold Pinter joined forces with director Joseph Losey and Proust scholar Barbara Bray to develop a screenplay of Proust's masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past. Pinter took more than a year to conceive and write the screenplay and called the experience "the best working year of my life." Although never produced, Harold Pinter's The Proust Screenplay is considered one of the greatest adaptations for the cinema ever written. With fidelity to Proust's text, the screenplay is an extraordinary re-creation by one of the leading playwrights of our time. It is, in its way, a unique collaboration between two extraordinary writers united across more than half a century and two different cultures by a special concern for time and memory
Flaubert-Sand : the correspondence by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the correspondence and friendship between Gustave Flaubert and George Sand
Monsieur Proust by Céleste Albaret( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Céleste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to In Search of Lost Time. She could imitate his voice to perfection, and Proust himself said to her, "You know everything about me." Her reminiscences of her employer present an intimate picture of the daily life of a great writer who was also a deeply peculiar man, while Madame Albaret herself proves to be a shrewd and engaging companion."--Publisher description
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 614 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
Lenin's embalmers by I. B Zbarskiĭ( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 582 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
Prisoner of love by Jean Genet( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 550 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
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Best' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London, shortly before the Great Fire. Balathasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest and most coveted books ever printed, a volume called 'The Hundredth Name'; its contents are thought to be of vital importance to the future of the world. There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, and merely to know this most secret hundredth name will, Balthasar believes, ensure his salivation." --Back cover
The Chinese emperor by Jean Lévi( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Possessions : a novel by Julia Kristeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 429 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 )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 399 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 )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate biography of the warrior-politician who founded Saudi Arabiain 1932 and created one of the world's most powerful nations
The bridge of beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an intoxicating tale of love and wonder, mothers and daughters, spiritual values and the grim legacy of slavery on the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. Here long-suffering Telumee tells her life story and tells us about the proud line of Lougandor women she continues to draw strength from. Time flows unevenly during the long hot blue days as the madness of the island swirls around the villages, and Telumee, raised in the shelter of wide skirts, must learn how to navigate the adversities of a peasant community, the ecstasies of love, and domestic realities while arriving at her own precious happiness. In the words of Toussine, the wise, tender grandmother who raises her, "Behind one pain there is another. Sorrow is a wave without end. But the horse mustn't ride you, you must ride it." A masterpiece of Caribbean literature, "The Bridge of Beyond" relates the triumph of a generous and hopeful spirit, while offering a gorgeously lush, imaginative depiction of the flora, landscape, and customs of Gua-deloupe. Simone Schwarz-Bart's incantatory prose, interwoven with Creole proverbs and lore, appears here in a remarkable translation by Barbara Bray
The old man and the wolves by Julia Kristeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 371 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
The harpoon gun by Vasilēs Vasilikos( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un nouveau roman? : recherches et tradition, la critique étrangère by J. H Matthews( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in French and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardener to the king : a novel by Frédéric Richaud( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"August 1674 - Louis XIV, one of Europe's greatest sovereigns, celebrates his armies' victory over Holland. At Versailles, his favorite of the royal residences, everything must reflect the glory of the Sun King."
Montaillou : the promised land of error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 279 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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palace of dreams by Ismail Kadare( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The task of the Palace of Dreams is 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
 
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Alternative Names
Barbara Bray englische Übersetzerin und Literaturkritikerin

Barbara Bray English translator and critic

Bray, B.

Jacobs, Barabara 1924-2010

Languages
English (154)

French (15)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perduFlaubert-Sand : the correspondenceLenin's embalmersPrisoner of loveBalthasar's odyssey : a novelPossessions : a novelIn our strange gardensThe bridge of beyond