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Bray, Barbara

Works: 130 works in 347 publications in 4 languages and 11,355 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: PQ2607.U8245, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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 818 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 )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 803 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 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the correspondence and friendship between Gustave Flaubert and George Sand
Balthasar's odyssey : a novel by Amin Maalouf( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1665, with prophecies and portents foretelling 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
Lenin's embalmers by I. B Zbarskiĭ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 622 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 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om forfatterens kærlighed til Palæstina og palæstinenserne, som han betragter som vor tids udstødte
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 551 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and German and held by 465 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 449 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
Gardener to the king : a novel by Frédéric Richaud( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 433 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."
In our strange gardens by Michel Quint( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 431 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
The old man and the wolves by Julia Kristeva( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 368 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
Un nouveau roman? : recherches et tradition, la critique étrangère by J. H Matthews( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Palace of dreams by Ismail Kadare( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark-Alem, scion of a noble family that has provided Viziers to the Sultan from time immemorial, a family whose power the Sultan distrusts, is recruited into the Palace of Dreams at the humblest level. But rapidly he rises through the hierarchy. Through his bewildered eyes we see the intimate workings of this labyrinthine institution that must, fatally, grind him up - along with his family - in its blind mechanism of oppression. The Palace of Dreams stands at the center of the kingdom of darkness; it is the symbol of the thought-police who have, through history, been the most effective instruments at the service of dictators
The French consul by Lucien Bodard( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French hospitality : racism and North African immigrants by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kritische artikelen over Noordafrikaanse gastarbeiders en racisme in Frankrijk
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 234 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 223 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
Montaillou : Cathars and Catholics in a French village, 1294-1324 by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in a medieval French village, recreated from the records of the Inquisition
The man sitting in the corridor by Marguerite Duras( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bray, B.
Jacobs, Barabara 1924-2010
English (110)
French (16)
German (2)
Turkish (2)