Peter Bush

Peter Bush is an award-winning translator who lives in England. Among his recent translations are Ramón del Valle-Inclan’s Tyrant Banderas and Josep Pla’s The Gray Notebook, both published by NYRB Classics, Teresa Solana’s Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts, Mercè Rodoreda’s In Diamond Square, Najat El Hachmi’s The Body Hunter and several books by Juan Goytisolo.

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    The Gray Notebook

    “Josep Pla was a great noticer of things and places; his gaze was alert and dry; he wrote in a style which registered both the smallest detail and the large picture. His relationship to Catalan identity and Spanish history was complex, often ambiguous. His relationship, however, to the scene in front of him, or the days in which he lived, remains fascinating for its clarity, its sharpness, its originality and its wit. On display in his work is a glittering and sparkling sensibility.”—Colm Tóibín

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    Tyrant Banderas

    The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and an inspiration to García Márquez and Roa Bastos, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American Republic at last revolting against the ruthless monster that has ruled it for so long.