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Wright, Barbara 1915-2009

Overview
Works: 142 works in 302 publications in 4 languages and 4,182 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Humor  Portraits 
Roles: Translator, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PQ2633.U43, 842.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Barbara Wright
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Wright
Of illustrious men : a novel by Jean Rouaud( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 407 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
Exercises in style by Raymond Queneau( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a crowded bus at midday, the narrator observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man takes it. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again while being advised by a friend to have another button sewn onto his overcoat. Exercises in style retells this apparently unremarkable tale ninety-nine times, employing a variety of styles, ranging from sonnet to cockney to mathematical formula. Too funny to be merely a pedantic thesis, this virtuoso set of themes and variations is a linguistic rust-remover, a guide to literary forms and a demonstration of imagery and inventiveness." --Back cover
The supermale = (Le surmâle) by Alfred Jarry( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirický román francouzského spisovatele a dramatika (1873-1907), dílo, které stíhá supermanství a jiné nadlidství, a to zejména ve sportu a lásce. Autor zde dávno před dvacátými léty předpovídá vpád amerikanismu do Evropy ajasnozřivě odhaduje zautomatizovanou a přetechnizovanou dobu, zdokonalující stroje v roboty a přetvářející lidi v supermany
Fable by Robert Pinget( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le narrateur est un nommé Maille ou Miette, vagabond dans le malheur universel, errant dans un univers où toutes les formes sont dispersées, un monde dépourvu de futur, à l'intérieur duquel tout est chaque instant possible, où n'importe quoi peut être dit."
Here : a novel by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 290 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 world more or less by Jean Rouaud( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 230 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 dans le métro : roman by Raymond Queneau( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 225 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."--Jacket
Trio by Robert Pinget( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 176 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
Voyage de noces : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the simple, melodious prose of a born storyteller and the spare intensity that has become his trademark, Modiano constructs an existential tale of suspense and longing, and of the past's hold over a shifting, ambiguous present. In the words of Le Monde, this novel truly shows 'a magician at work'."--Jacket
The bark tree (Le chiendent); a novel by Raymond Queneau( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 154 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 )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 100 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
Mr Rouse builds his house by Stefan Themerson( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 73 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?"
Théâtre by Eugne Ionesco( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Cantatrice chauve. . Eugène
Le fiston by Robert Pinget( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oude weduwnaar schrijft aan zijn zoon, die lang geleden verdween, een brief die hij telkens opnieuw begint - met steeds andere herinneringen en fantasieën - en die hij tenslotte niet verzendt
Seven Dada manifestos and Lampisteries by Tristan Tzara( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sunday of life : a novel by Raymond Queneau( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jongeman is met zo weinig gelukkig dat het leven voor hem alle dagen zondag is
The Trojan horse : & At the edge of the forest by Raymond Queneau( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passacaglia : a novel by Robert Pinget( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enkele eenvoudige landelijke tafereeltjes blijken bij nader toezien gecompliceerde zoekplaatjes
The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a brothel in the midst of a revolution, the Chief of Police enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them
Guernica, the laybrinth, the tricycle, Picnic on the battlefield [and] The condemned man's bicycle by Fernando Arrabal( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Of illustrious men : a novel
Alternative Names
Barbara Wright English translator

Winifred, Barbara 1915-2009

Winifred Wright, Barbara 1915-2009

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Languages
English (120)

German (2)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Exercises in styleThe supermale = (Le surmâle)FableHere : a novelThe world more or lessZazie dans le métro : romanTrioVoyage de noces : roman