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Wright, Barbara 1915-2009

Overview
Works: 141 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 3,015 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PQ2633.U43, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Wright
Of illustrious men : a novel by Jean Rouaud ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A son attempts to answer a riddle faced by many a man, who exactly was my father? As he sifts through his childhood memories, the reader is given a detailed portrait of French bourgeois life. By the author of Fields of Glory
Here : a novel by Nathalie Sarraute ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of sketches on French salon life. One chronicles a room's reaction to a man with the nobiliary particle de in his name--from fawning to hate
The supermale = (Le surmâle) by Alfred Jarry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world more or less by Jean Rouaud ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age tale describing the hero's days in a Catholic boarding school in France. He is a loner, poor at sports and he wears thick glasses, the kind that attracts bullies
Zazie in the metro by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her female-impersonator Uncle Gabriel. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. Queneau's cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle in 1960. Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever."--BOOK JACKET
Trio by Robert Pinget ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trio marks the first time these three shorter Pinget works are collected in a single volume. From the sublime surrealism of Between Fantoine and Agapa, through the Faulknerian take on rural life in That Voice, to the musical rhythm and flow of Passacaglia, this collection charts the varied career of one of the French New Novel's true luminaries. The space between the fictional towns of Fantoine and Agapa is akin to Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County: an area where provincialism is neither romanticized nor parodied; where intrigue--often violent intrigue--confronts the bucolic ideal held both by insiders and outsiders; and where reality is shaped not by events, but by talk and gossip, by insinuation and conjecture. Written over the course of his career, these three novels are by turns hilarious and dark, surreal and painstakingly accurate; together they demonstrate the consistent quality of Pinget's versatility
Exercises in style by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queneau uses a variety of literary styles and forms in ninety-nine exercises which retell the same story about a minor brawl aboard a bus
The first book of Grabinoulor by Pierre Albert-Birot ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A key figure in France's modernist movement, Pierre Albert-Birot founded and edited SIC - an early-20th century avant-garde literary magazine - where he published and helped to shape the work of fellow Futurists, Dadaists, and Surrealists (including Apollinaire, Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Philippe Soupault and the first texts of Tristan Tzara)." "Like its author, Grabinoulor has been rediscovered only in the last few decades. Originally published in SIC in 1919 and praised by such writers as Apollinaire, Celine, Max Jacob, and Raymond Queneau, it did not appear in English until 1986."
Witch grass by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seated in a Paris cafe, a man glimpses another man, a shadowy figure hurrying to the train. Who is he? he wonders, and how does he live? Instantly the shadow comes to life, precipitating a series of hilarious encounters involving a range of disreputable and heartwarming characters that prove as incredible as "real life." The Bark Tree is an enchantment itself
We always treat women too well : a novel by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Dublin during the 1916 rebellion, this novel tells of a beauty trapped in a post office seized by rebels. This tale celebrates the imagination's power to transmute crude sensationalism into pure pleasure
The blue flowers by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journeys among the dead : themes and variations by Eugène Ionesco ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le fiston by Robert Pinget ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un père qui écrit à son fils. Un fils-fiston qui s'en est allé, qui a disparu. Le père, monsieur Levert, veut qu'il revienne
Mr Rouse builds his house by Stefan Themerson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: "Mr. Builder, I'm not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?"
The balcony by Jean Genet ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clients of a French brothel act out their fantasies while a revolution rages in the city
Seven Dada manifestos and Lampisteries by Tristan Tzara ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains Tristan Tzara's famous manifestos, which first appeared between 1916 and 1921 and became essential texts of the modern movement and models for Breton's Surrealist manifestos
The Sunday of life : a novel by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Odile by Raymond Queneau ( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speelse sleutelroman over de Franse surrealisten
L'œil écrit : études sur des rapports entre texte et image, 1800-1940 : volume en l'honneur de Barbara Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays by Fernando Arrabal ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Winifred, Barbara 1915-2009
Winifred Wright, Barbara 1915-2009
Languages
English (51)
French (5)
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