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Julian Barnes : contemporary critical perspectives

Author: Sebastian Groes; Peter Childs
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.
Series: Continuum contemporary critical perspectives series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Julian Barnes is one of the most admired British writers of his generation. Although known primarily as a novelist and essayist, the 'chameleon of British letters' has written with distinction across the widest range of literary genres. Both he and his diverse and distinguished body of work have been awarded numerous literary prizes both in the UK and abroad. This critical guide provides a wide range of current  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Julian Barnes; Julian Barnes; Julian Barnes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Groes; Peter Childs
ISBN: 9781441130082 144113008X 9781441152220 1441152229
OCLC Number: 657602758
Description: xii, 165 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Julian Barnes and the Wisdom of Uncertainity / Sebastian Groes and Peter Childs --
1. The Flâneur and the Freeholder: Paris and London in Metroland / Matthew Taunton --
2. Inventing a Way to the Truth: Life and Fiction in Flaubert's Parrot / Ryan Roberts --
3. 'A preference for things Gallic': Julian Barnes and the French Connection / Vanessa Guignery --
4. 'An Ordinary Piece of Magic': Religion in the Work of Julian Barnes / Andrew Tate --
5. Crossing the Channel: Europe and the Three Uses of France in Julian Barnes's Talking it Over / Merritt Moseley --
6. The Story of Julian Barnes's The Porcupine: an Epistolary 1/2 Chapter / Dimitrina Kondeva --
7. Julian Barnes's England, England and Englishness / Richard Bradford --
8. Matters of Life and Death: The Short Stories of Julian Barnes / Peter Childs --
9. 'All Letters Quoted are Authentic': The Past after Postmodern Fabulation in Julian Barnes's Arthur & George / Christine Berberich.
Series Title: Continuum contemporary critical perspectives series.
Responsibility: edited by Sebastian Groes and Peter Childs.
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