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Julian Barnes

Author: Matthew Pateman; British Council.
Publisher: Tavistock, Devon, U.K. : Northcote House in association with the British Council, 2002.
Series: Writers and their work (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book examines each of Barnes's novels under his own name, indicating how his treatment of common themes in inventive structures helps to invigorate both the themes and the novel form itself. Focusing on the novels themselves, the chapters offer close readings that seek to highlight the dominant ideas of each text. These range across such areas as narrative inventiveness, questions of love, notions of truth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pateman, Matthew.
Julian Barnes.
Tavistock, Devon, U.K. : Northcote House in association with the British Council, 2002
(OCoLC)606047566
Named Person: Julian Barnes; Julian Barnes; Julian Barnes; Julian Barnes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Pateman; British Council.
ISBN: 0746309783 9780746309780
OCLC Number: 49550460
Description: xi, 106 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Writers and their work (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Matthew Pateman.

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"The book examines each of Barnes's novels under his own name, indicating how his treatment of common themes in inventive structures helps to invigorate both the themes and the novel form itself. Focusing on the novels themselves, the chapters offer close readings that seek to highlight the dominant ideas of each text. These range across such areas as narrative inventiveness, questions of love, notions of truth and justice, friendship and betrayal, cynicism, faith, politics, and art. While each novel is talked about in its own right, the book aims to demonstrate that Barnes's writings constantly attempt to push the limits of the novel form, however subtly, and that, as such, he is one of the most important writers in Britain today."--Jacket.

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