Julian Barnes


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    Literary

    Apr-2018

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    Literary

    May-2016

    "A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters" tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm s-eye-view of the journey on Noah's Ark to an astronaut s quest for its final resting place. There is pastiche and learned disquisitio...

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    Historical

    May-2016

    A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich In 1936, Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his lat...

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    General Fiction

    May-2015

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers, a twist on the workshop story and defense of Papa Hemingway, with art, love, ambition m...

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    Literary

    Oct-2011

    Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of ...

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    General Fiction

    May-2011

    After the best-selling Arthur & George and Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Julian Barnes returns with fourteen stories about longing and loss, friendship and love, whose mysterious natures he examines with his trademark wit and observant eye. From an...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2006

    As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, living in shabby genteel Edinburgh, find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire. Years later one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ances...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2004

    In his widely acclaimed collection of stories, Julian Barnes addresses what is perhaps the most poignant aspect of the human condition: growing old. The characters in "The Lemon Table" are facing the ends of their lives some with bitter regret, other...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2001

    Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character. In "Love, etc." he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a del...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1999

    Booker Prize Finalist "Wickedly funny." --The New York Times Imagine an England where all the pubs are quaint, where the Windsors behave themselves (mostly), where the cliffs of Dover are actually white, and where Robin Hood and his merry men really ...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1996

    In his first collection of short stories, the author of Flaubert's Parrot and Letters from London spans three centuries and the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension that separates England from France....

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1992

    At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife commit adultery. The action takes place before she met him. But lines between film and reality, past and present become terr...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1992

    In his latest novel, Julian Barnes, author of Talking It Over and A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, trains his laser-bright prose on the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader, is placed on trial fo...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1991

    Clare Higgins, Alex Jennings, and Steven Pacey read Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes's "he said, she said" novel. Introducing Stuart, Gillian and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to the camera and give their ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1989

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining m?lange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities and tendencies. After ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1987

    "Staring at the Sun" charts the life of Jean Serjeant, from her beginning as a naive, carefree country girl before the war through to her wry and trenchant old age in the year 2020. We follow her bruising experience in marriage, her probing of male t...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1985

    Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes' "Flaubert's Parrot" deals with Flaubert, parrots, bears and railways; with our sense of the past and our sense of abroad; with France and England, life and art, sex and death, George Sand and Louise Cole...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1980

    Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes' debut novel. The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin mea...

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