Julian Barnes



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    Literary

    Apr-2018

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of An Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have...

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    Literary

    May-2016

    A History of the World in 10½ 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 disquisiti...

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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

    Arthur & George is a masterful novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all, it’s a profound and witty meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and ...

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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

    There used to be two sides to every story. Now there are three.... In Talking It Over Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole Gillian away. In Love, etc Jillian Barnes revisits the three of them, using the same i...

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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, Barnes explores the narrow body of water containing the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension which lies between England and France with acuity humor, and compassion. For whether Barnes's English characte...

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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

    Introducing Stuart, Gillian, and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to camera - and give their side of a contemporary love triangle. What begins as a comedy of misunderstanding slowly darkens and deepens into a compelling e...

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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

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1985

    A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters....

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1980

    The adolescent Christopher and his soulmate 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- meaning Sex and Freedom- to travel and choose their own clothes...

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