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Bush, Peter R. 1946-

Works: 62 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 13,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Diaries  Drama  Thrillers (Fiction)  War stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PQ6426, 862.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter R Bush
Shadow without a name by Ignacio Padilla( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter A stunning debut by one of Mexico's most dazzling younger writers. In 1916, Victor Kretzchmar and Thadeus Dreyer face each other over a chessboard on a train heading to the Austro-Hungarian Empire's disastrous Eastern Front. The stakes are high: the winner will take Kretzchmar's identity as a railway signalman and live out the war in safety. The loser will go to certain death. In 1943, the decorated World War I hero and influential Nazi General Thadeus Dreyer is in charge of training doubles to stand in for leading Nazis at dangerous public events. But when the Amphitryon Project falls out of favor with Goering, Dreyer and the doubles disappear. In 1960, Adolf Eichmann, a master chess player, is arrested in Buenos Aires, where he has been living under an assumed name. One of the few escaped Nazis to be recaptured, he is extradited to Israel and executed. Only an old Polish count claims to know Eichmann's true identity, but he dies before it can be revealed. The clues to what ties all of these men together are concealed in an old manuscript that the count has left to his heirs, an unlikely trio of misfits who suddenly find themselves at the center of a dangerous game. This gripping novel explores questions of identity and history against the turbulent backdrop of twentieth-century Europe
The old man who read love stories by Luis Sepúlveda( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Ecuadorean river town, an elderly widower-who finds comfort in reading romance novels brought to him by the visiting dentist-joins in the hunt for an enraged ocelot whose cubs were killed by a gold prospector
Havana fever by Leonardo Padura( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The return of Mario Conde
The voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban stories( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antología de cuentos cubanos del siglo veinte desde la primera generación hasta el presente. Aparecen autores de la isla y de la diáspora. La labor de traducción es notable. Un excelente panorama de la narrativa cubana"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
A shortcut to paradise by Teresa Solana( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigators Eduard and Borja infiltrate the upper echelons of Barcelona's publishing world in order to investigate a famous author's murder that is eerily similar to the heroine's murder in her award-winning novel
Uncertain glory by Joan Sales( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic Catalan work about love, family, and class during the Spanish Civil war. Spain, 1937. Posted to the Aragonese front, Lieutenant Lluís de Brocà i de Ruscalleda eschews the drunken antics of his comrades and goes in search of intrigue. But the lady of Castel de Olivo--a beautiful widow with a shadowy past--puts a high price on her affections. In Barcelona, Trini Milmany struggles to raise Lluís's son on her own, letters from the front her only solace. With bombs falling as fast as the city's morale, she leaves to spend the winter with Lluís's brigade on a quiet section of the line. But even on "dead" fronts the guns do not stay silent for long. Trini's decision will put her family's fate in the hands of Juli Soleràs, an old friend and a traitor of easy conscience, a philosopher-cynic locked in an eternal struggle with himself. Joan Sales, a combatant in the Spanish Civil War, distilled his experiences into a timeless story of thwarted love, lost youth, and crushed illusions. A thrilling epic that has drawn comparison with the work of Dostoyevsky and Stendhal, Uncertain Glory is a homegrown counterpart to classics such as Homage to Catalonia and For Whom the Bell Tolls"--
A not so perfect crime by Teresa Solana( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. The case for our twin private investigators becomes nasty when she is found poisoned. A satire of Catalan politics and life and habits of Barcelona's inhabitants, diurnal and nocturnal
The garden of secrets by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-eight storytellers--one for each letter in the Arabic alphabet--meet in a garden to tell the story of a poet, Eusebio, arrested in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Eusebio, a friend of García Lorca and his Circle, had escaped assassination and fled to North Africa."--Jacket
Forbidden territory ; and, Realms of strife : the memoirs of Juan Goytisolo ; translated by Peter Bush by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For forty-five years, the expatriate Juan Goytisolo has been widely acknowledged as both Spain's greatest living writer and its most scabrous critic. In some thirty books of fiction, autobiography, essays and journalism, he has turned the Spanish language against what he derides as "Sunnyspain," flaying the "Hispanos" while excavating their culture's Moorish and Jewish roots." "This, his two-volume autobiography first published in the mid-1980s, broke new ground in Spanish letters with its introspective sexual and emotional honesty. It charts the writer's unique journey from a Barcelona childhood violently disrupted by the Spanish civil war to student rebellion against the Francoist dictatorship and exile as a "self-banished Spaniard" to Paris in 1956."
The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book, which begins on March 8, 1918, is a story of family life on the Costa Brava and the coming-of-age story of a young man torn between an old-fashioned ideal of a life of quiet dedication to work and family and the intellectual seductions of European culture. Pla's enthusiasms and uncertainties, friendships and crushes, his reading, the drama and politics and absurdity of family life-we are drawn into all these as we also follow Pla in his wanderings through town, scrutinizing his fellow citizens, or out under the magnificent skies of the still-unspoiled countryside of the coast. In January 1919, Pla returns to Barcelona to complete his studies, and the book's second part paints a hilariously revealing picture of student life. He learns next to nothing from his teachers, a good deal more from the writers and artists he meets in cafés and salons, and most of all from Barcelona itself, with its night life and ramblas, the city of Gaudi and Modernisme, where just outside the city limits the seemingly timeless life of the country still went on as before
Bookshops : a reader's history by Jorge Carrión( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love letter, travel-memoir, manifesto#x97;Bookshops is a diverting cultural history of bookstores as spaces of creative energy and social change
The translator as writer by Peter R Bush( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exciting collection of essays by professional translators giving their perspective on translation as a creative process rather than just a theorised academic discipline
Queen cocaine by Núria Amat( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronted by solitude in a region where it rains incessantly, she discovers, first in her lover, then in the people around her, the alarming signs of a devastating war. In a narrative that swings between intimacy and horror, she bears witness to a hell in which she abandons everything except the language she has had to reinvent, as her only refuge, to speak about the thousand new faces death has shown her
Rimbaud's rainbow : literary translation in higher education( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of papers from the ITI's landmark First International Colloquium on Literary Translation includes provocative perspectives on the teaching, research and status of literary education in universities. By way of introduction Peter Bush looks at strategies for raising the profile of the theory and practice of literary translation, its professionalisation and role in the development of national and international cultures. Nicholas Round and Edwin Gentzler explore undergraduate teaching of translation in the UK and the US while Douglas Robinson gives a Woody Allenish frame to an experience of pedagogy. Susan Bassnett sets out an overview of the development of research in Translation Studies that is complemented by case studies of translations of Shakespeare's Letter-Puns by Dirk Delabastita and of Molly Bloom's Soliloquy by Maria Angeles Code Parrilla. Kirsten Malmkjær and Masako Taira respectively review translating Hans Christian Andersen and the Japanese particle ne as examples of the relationship between linguistics and literary translation. Ian Craig examines the impact of censorship on the translation of children's fiction in Francoist Spain. Developing the international perspective, Else Vieira considers paradigms for translation in Latin America from concretist poetics to post-modernism
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that is considered the first European novel-in a spirited new translation A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was published in 1499 and became Spain's first-ever bestseller. Readers thrilled to the salty character of Celestina and her world of prostitutes and black magic even as they mourned the fate of Calisto and Melibea, the young lovers she unites using her wiles as a seller of perfumes and potions. Fernando de Rojas's exhilarating mix of street wit, obscenity, and cultured rhetoric mark Celestina as a masterpiece: an original, explosive, genre-defying work that paved the way for the picaresque novel and for Cervantes
Landscapes of war : from Sarajevo to Chechnya by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled from almost everywhere : (the posthumous life of the monster of Le Sentier) : a novel by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Exiled from Almost Everywhere, Juan Goytisolo's perverse mutant protagonist -- the Parisian "Monster of Le Sentier"--Is blown up by an extremist bomber and finds himself in the cyberspace of the Thereafter with an infinite collection of computer monitors. His curiosity piqued, he uses the screens at hand to explore the multiple ways war and terrorism are hyped in the Hereafter of his old life where he once happily cruised bathrooms and accosted children. Ricocheting from life to death and back again, meeting various colorful demagogues along the way -- the imam "Alice," a pedophile Monsignor, and a Rastafarian rabbi -- our "Monster" revisits seedy democracies that are a welter of shopping-cities and righteous violence voted in by an eternally duped citizenry and defended by the infamous erogenous bomb
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Bush, Peter.

Bush, Peter 1946-

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The old man who read love storiesHavana feverThe voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban storiesA shortcut to paradiseA not so perfect crimeThe garden of secretsForbidden territory ; and, Realms of strife : the memoirs of Juan Goytisolo ; translated by Peter BushThe translator as writer