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Bray, Barbara

Overview
Works: 145 works in 378 publications in 4 languages and 11,645 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Love stories  Diary fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: PQ2607.U8245, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Bray
The lover by Marguerite Duras( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and French and held by 783 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 )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 742 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 742 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 615 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 595 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 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... A record of [Genet's] years spent with the Black Panthers in the United States and Palestinian soldiers in Jordan and Lebanon
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and German and held by 474 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 438 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 423 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 in 2012 in English and held by 384 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 old man and the wolves by Julia Kristeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 367 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 Frédéric Richaud( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 350 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French consul by Lucien Bodard( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 272 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 261 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische artikelen over Noordafrikaanse gastarbeiders en racisme in Frankrijk
The sailor from Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 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 236 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
The ogre by Michel Tournier( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel Tuffauges is a French mechanic who is slowly sucked into the German war machine. His adventures take him deeper into Germany where he is "drawn into recruting for the Hitler youth, though he does not realize what fate he has doomed his beloved boys until he finds a Jewish child who has escaped from Auchwitz. Abel realizes that he has been living a life of ghastly inversions and that the only way to redeem himself is to rescue this child."--Amazon.com
The Palace of dreams by Ismail Kadare( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 214 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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Lenin's embalmers
Alternative Names
Barbara Bray English translator and critic

Bray, B.

Jacobs, Barabara 1924-2010

Languages
English (126)

French (14)

German (2)

Turkish (2)

Covers
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