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Bush, Peter R. 1946-

Works: 97 works in 378 publications in 1 language and 14,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Tragicomedies  Diaries  War stories  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: PQ6426, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter R Bush
The translator as writer by Susan Bassnett( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last two decades, interest in translation around the world has increased beyond any predictions. International best-seller lists now contain large numbers of translated works, and writers from Latin America, Africa, India and China have joined the lists of eminent, best-selling European writers and those from the global English-speaking world. Despite this, translators tend to be invisible, as are the processes they follow and the strategies they employ when translating. The Translator as Writer bridges the divide between those who study translation and those who produce translations, through essays written by well-known translators talking about their own work as distinctive creative literary practice. The book emphasizes this creativity, arguing that translators are effectively writers, or rewriters who produce works that can be read and enjoyed by an entirely new audience. The aim of the book is to give a proper prominence to the role of translators and in so doing to move attention back to the act of translating, away from more abstract speculation about what translation might involve
Rimbaud's rainbow : literary translation in higher education by Peter R Bush( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of papers from the ITI's First International Colloquium on Literary Translation includes perspectives on the teaching, research and status of literary education in universities
Bookshops : a reader's history by Jorge Carrión( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jorge Carrión collects bookshops: from Gotham Book Mart and the Strand Bookstore in New York City to City Lights Bookshop and Green Apple Books in San Francisco and all the bright spots in between (Prairie Lights, Tattered Cover, and countless others). In this thought-provoking, vivid, and entertaining essay, Carrión meditates on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space. Filled with anecdotes from the histories of some of the famous (and not-so-famous) shops he visits on his travels, thoughtful considerations of challenges faced by bookstores, and fascinating digressions on their political and social impact, Bookshops is both a manifesto and a love letter to these spaces that transform readers' lives."--
Havana blue by Leonardo Padura( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 505 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. But Rafael Morin's exemplary rise from a poor barrio and picture-perfect life hides more than one suspicious episode worthy of investigation. While pursuing the case in a decaying but adored Havana, Conde confronts his lost love for Tamara and the dreams and illusions of his generation
Shadow without a name by Ignacio Padilla( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 501 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 457 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
Quarantine : a novel by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental novel by a Spaniard. The narrator, a writer who has lost a woman friend, imagines himself accompanying her on the 40-day journey which, according to Islamic tradition, souls take between death and eternity
Havana fever by Leonardo Padura( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Conde, a former police detective turned second-hand book dealer, finds a magazine clipping about a singer from the 1950s, Violeta del Río, and begins to investigate her mysterious retirement
The voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban stories( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 398 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
Uncertain glory by Joan Sales( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 359 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"--
Exiled from almost everywhere : (the posthumous life of the monster of Le Sentier) : a novel by Juan Goytisolo( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 304 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
A shortcut to paradise by Teresa Solana( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 287 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 )

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

Another day in Barcelona, another slimy politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font sees a portrait of his wife in an exhibition that leads him to conclude he is being cuckolded. Concerned about the potential political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, private detectives with a supposed knack for helping the wealthy with their 'dirty laundry'. Their office is adorned with false doors leading to non-existent rooms, a mysterious secretary who is always away and a broken laptop
The garden of secrets by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 286 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 Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Paris, Goytisolo fell in love with Monique Lange, befriended Jean Genet, and discovered his own homosexuality as he supported the struggles for Algerian independence. His passionate, iconoclastic pen spares no-one, least of all himself, in this portrayal of politics and sexuality in twentieth-century France and Spain."--Jacket
The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 268 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( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 243 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
Queen cocaine by Núria Amat( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the footsteps of a writer persecuted because of his ideas and tortured by his own frustrations, a young Catalan woman embarks on an adventure in the jungles of Colombia where her familiar world shatters and from which nothing emerges unharmed
Landscapes of war : from Sarajevo to Chechnya by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an examination of the tensions that exist between the West and Islamic societies of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. These essays, originating in Goytisolo's travels in the late 1990s, provide historical analysis and first-person reportage of life in four war-zones: Sarajevo, Algeria, the West Bank and Gaza, and Chechnya. Goytisolo shows how relations between Islam and the West continue to be shaped in a climate of ideological, political, and cultural confrontation. --From publisher description
A cock-eyed comedy : starring friar Bugeo Montesino and other fairies of motley feather and fortune by Juan Goytisolo( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God works in mysterious ways...and in A Cock-Eyed Comedy, Juan Goytisolo takes on the Spanish Catholic church." "Father Trennes, our hero, is like Virginia Woolf's Orlando, a spirit of the age moving through several centuries of history. His most recent incarnation is as a member of the conservative right wing Catholic organisation, Opus Dei, whose founder, Josemaria Escriva, has just been canonized." "A cast of historical characters, including philosopher Roland Barthes, Jean Genet and Argentine writer Manuel Puig, meet and mingle with a host of imaginary ones in an orgiastic romp until AIDS takes its toll."--BOOK JACKET
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Quarantine : a novel
Rimbaud's rainbow : literary translation in higher educationBookshops : a reader's historyHavana blueShadow without a nameThe old man who read love storiesQuarantine : a novelHavana feverThe voice of the turtle : an anthology of Cuban stories
Alternative Names
Bush, Peter.

Bush, Peter 1946-

Bush, Peter R.

Bush, Peter R. 1946-

Peter Bush translator

Питер Буш

پيتير بوش

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