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Bush, Peter R. 1946-

Works: 64 works in 218 publications in 2 languages and 10,225 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Biography  Diaries  Satire  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PQ7390.P32, 863.64
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 Undetermined and held by 560 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 Seplveda( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deep Amazonia, a jaguar whose cubs were killed by an American hunter is spreading terror among humans, a symbolic act of revenge by nature against mankind for destroying the eco-system
The voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban stories( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 404 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
Havana gold by Leonardo Padura( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-four year old Lissette Delgado was beaten, raped, and then strangled with a towel. Marijuana is found in her apartment and her wardrobe is suspiciously beyond the means of a high school teacher. Lieutenant Conde is pressured by 'the highest authority' to conclude this investigation quickly when chance leads him into the arms of a beautiful redhead, a saxophone player who shares his love for jazz and Japanese fighting fish."--Page 4 of cover
Havana blue by Leonardo Padura( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Mario Conde is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover. Though it's the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Conde remembered Morin from their student days: good-looking, brilliant, a "reliable comrade'' who always got what he wanted, including Tamara, the girl Conde was after
A shortcut to paradise by Teresa Solana( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 362 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
A not so perfect crime by Teresa Solana( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 360 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 302 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 )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 274 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."
Queen cocaine by Nria Amat( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuria Amat was born in Barcelona, where she now lives
The translator as writer by Susan Bassnett( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 233 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
The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 213 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
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas Martnez-Parets( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 204 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
Rimbaud's rainbow : literary translation in higher education( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 197 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
Landscapes of war : from Sarajevo to Chechnya by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campos de Níjar by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pohled do Španělska zotročeného Frankovým diktátorským režimem z pera pokrokového španělského spisovatele, žijícího v Paříži. Za třídenního putování okolím městečka Níjar v Almerijské provincii na jihu Španělska, vyprahlém a chudém kraji bez vody a lesů, měl možnost nahlédnout pod povrch věcí a poznat skutečnou tvář života země a jejích obyvatelů, vykořisťovaných i vykořisťovatelů
A cock-eyed comedy : starring friar Bugeo Montesino and other fairies of motley feather and fortune by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last patriarch by Najat El Hachmi( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Straight-talking and fiery, Mimoun's daughter is everything he wishes she weren't. When he leaves Morocco for Catalonia, he wants to improve his own life without allowing Western culture to affect his wife or children at all. He expects them to stay in Morocco, while he enjoys the sophistication and freedom of Barcelona. His plans are thrown into disarray when his family insists on joining him in Catalonia. Things get much worse when his daughter starts reading the dictionary, and taking on the Catalans in their own language..."--P. [4] of cover
The sound of one hand killing by Teresa Solana( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two detectives, brothers Borja and Eduard, are hired by best-selling author Teresa Solana to research the world of so-called alternative therapies. They enroll for a course at Zen Moments, an exclusive meditation center in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the director murdered, whacked in the head with a statuette of the Buddha. The violent death of a neighbor--who happens to be a CIA agent--simultaneously drags them into an international conspiracy complicated by Borja's attempt to smuggle a priceless Assyrian figurine, the 'Lioness of Baghdad.'
Exiled from almost everywhere : (the posthumous life of the monster of Le Sentier) : a novel by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 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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Shadow without a name
Alternative Names
Bush, Peter.

Bush, Peter 1946-

Bush, Peter R. 1946-

Peter Bush Translator

English (114)

Spanish (9)

The old man who read love storiesThe voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban storiesHavana goldHavana blueA shortcut to paradiseA not so perfect crimeThe garden of secretsForbidden territory ; and, Realms of strife : the memoirs of Juan Goytisolo ; translated by Peter Bush