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The lemon table

Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The setting range from nineteenth-century Sweden and Russia to a suburban 'Barnet Shop', where the narrator measures out his life in haircuts, and a South Bank concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign of revenge against those who cough in concerts. In 'Knowing French' a fiercely independent eighty-year-old begins a correspondence with an author - 'Dear Dr. Barnes' - that enriches both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnes, Julian.
Lemon table.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2004
(OCoLC)607076804
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Barnes
ISBN: 022407198X 9780224071987
OCLC Number: 59307787
Description: 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A short history of hairdressing --
The story of Mats Israelson --
The things you know --
Hygiene --
The revival --
Vigilance --
Bark --
Knowing French --
Appetite--
The fruit cage --
The silence.
Responsibility: Julian Barnes.
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Among the Chinese, the lemon is the symbol of death. At the 'lemon table', it is permissible - indeed obligatory - to talk about death, and each of the characters is facing death, but each in a very  Read more...

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"All [the stories] are a joy to read as Barnes glides between forms...Each story is distinct and indelible, a tribute to the form. Above all they make you think about growing old and what, if Read more...

 
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