Samuel Beckett and Barbara Bray: A New Documentary

Through exclusive interviews and previously unseen photographs, a new documentary offers an intimate portrait of the relationship between translator Barbara Bray and Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett

About the Documentary

Rue Samuel Beckett: Barbara Bray
A documentary by Marek Kedzierski and Piotr Dzumala

Design: Rhys Tranter Design: Rhys Tranter

Born in 1924 in London to Jewish immigrants from the Benelux, educated at Cambridge, Barbara Bray was a producer and dramaturg at BBC Radio from 1953-1960. In her role, she became instrumental in unearthing some of the finest British and European writers of the time. In 1961, she moved to Paris where she lived and worked until her death in 2010. She began her life in Paris as a critic, but achieved international prominence as a literary translator of Sartre, Robbe-Grillet, Pinget, Giono, Genet, d’Ormesson, Bosquet, Maalouf, and Reza. She was also a close friend and translator of Marguerite Duras, for which she was…

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