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For the fictional character in the Doctor Who television series, please see Barbara Wright
Barbara Wright (1915 – March 3, 2009) was an English translator of modern French literature.

Wright, born in Worthing, studied music and art in Paris in the years before World War II. She began her career as a pianist specialising in the accompaniment of Lieder, supporting herself by working as an art and literary critic, often needing to translate the works herself, that she was writing about. This soon led to the discovery that translating literature employed the very same faculties that she utilised as a pianist — the ability to present artistic works to an audience in a manner acceptable and satisfying to the composer or writer and honest in their interpretation. She then devoted her time to translation.

She specialised in "poetic prose" and drama, especially French surrealist and existential writing, but she translated works in several genres including women's literature, historical fiction, and fantasy. In 1986 she was made a Commandeur in L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In April 2001 she was made a member of the College of Pataphysics, as Régente de Zozologie Shakespearienne, with Fernando Arrabal and Umberto Eco (cacopédiste) as company. She was vibrant and lucid to the very end.

Her literary translation papers are held by the Lilly Library at Indiana University . The files are arranged alphabetically with publisher correspondence and French author—translation queries and notes all in a single alphabet. The authors she has translated and who are represented in the collection include Jean Hamburger (Le Journal de William Harvey), Eugene Ionesco, Alfred Jarry, Pierre Lauer, Robert Pinget, Raymond Queneau and Nathalie Sarraute. The publishers of Wright's works, with whom there are extensive correspondence files, include John Calder, Doubleday, Faber & Faber, New Directions, and Red Dust. Also present is a large file of correspondence between Wright and Russell Fitzgerald, an aspiring author and devoted fan of her work from San Francisco, California.
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Total Books: 27
Mr Rouse Builds His House
2014 - Mr Rouse Builds His House (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849761543
ISBN-10: 184976154X
Genre: Children's Books

2013 - Crow (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375873676
ISBN-10: 0375873678
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Eugene Fromentin Visions d'Algerie et d'Egypte Monographie revisee et catalogue de dessins
2008 - Eugene Fromentin VIsions D'algerie Et D'egypte Monographie Revisee Et Catalogue De Dessins [Les Orientalistes, Vol. 6 - French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782867701887
ISBN-10: 2867701880

Jewish Renewal in America 22 Stories of Transformation Spirit and Community
2005 - Jewish Renewal in America 22 Stories of Transformation Spirit and Community (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595361076
ISBN-10: 0595361072

Plain Language
2003 - Plain Language (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739429082
ISBN-10: 0739429086
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Eugne Fromentin a bibliography Supplement No 1
1998 - Eugne Fromentin a Bibliography Supplement No 1 [Research Bibliographies and Checklists] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780729304122
ISBN-10: 0729304124
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

La Vie et l'oeuvre d'Eugene Fromentin
1987 - La VIe Et L'oeuvre D'eugene Fromentin [Les Orientalistes, Vol. 6 - French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782867700217
ISBN-10: 2867700213
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The First Book of Grabinoulor
1987 - The First Book of Grabinoulor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780916583187
ISBN-10: 091658318X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Garden at Hammamet
1985 - A Garden at Hammamet (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780935716368
ISBN-10: 093571636X

Lucky The Story of a Fox Cub
1981 - Lucky the Story of a Fox Cub (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213167790
ISBN-10: 0213167794

1973 - Eugne Fromentin a Bibliography [Research Bibliographies and Checklists] (Paperback)Paperback
Sur Un 'romantique Libre' - Fromentin Et Beltremieux - Gustave Drouineau
Plain Language
Plain Language (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743230209
ISBN-10: 0743230205
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Eugene Fromentin A Life in Art and Letters
Eugene Fromentin a Life in Art and Letters (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780820446400
ISBN-10: 0820446408

Fromentin Dominique
Fromentin Dominique [Glasgow Introductory Guides to French Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780852617625
ISBN-10: 0852617623
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Easy Money
Easy Money (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780945575634
ISBN-10: 0945575637
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Plain Language A Novel
Plain Language a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781402544736
ISBN-10: 1402544731

Protecting Health Care Workers From Hiv Infection [State Legislative Reports, Vol 15, No 11] (Paperback)
What Legislators Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Mental Health Financing and Programming A Legislators Guide
Mental Health Financing and Programming a Legislators Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555166793
ISBN-10: 1555166792

Americans With Developmental Disabilities Policy Directions for the States/Large Print
Croquis et dessins d'Eugene Fromentin Promenades en Aunis Saintonge et Limousin
Croquis Et Dessins D'eugene Fromentin Promenades En Aunis Saintonge Et Limousin [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782222039433
ISBN-10: 2222039436

Eug Ene Fromentin A Life In Art And Letters
Eug Ene Fromentin a Life in Art and Letters [Romantisme Et Apr Es En France, V. 5.] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783906764559
ISBN-10: 3906764559