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Julian Barnes - Author

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters and Arthur & George; three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; and also three collections of journalism, Letters from London, Something to Declare, and The Pedant in the Kitchen.

His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In France he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Médicis (for Flaubert's Parrot) and the Prix Femina (for Talking it Over). He was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature in 2004, the David Cohen Prize for Literature and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011. He lives in London.

Featured books by Julian Barnes

The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House never return.

Levels of Life

Levels of Life

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described him as 'an unparalleled magus of the heart'. This book confirms that opinion.

Pulse

Pulse

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2011

The stories in Julian Barnes' long-awaited third collection are attuned to rhythms and currents: of the body, of love and sex, illness and death, connections and conversations. Each character is bent to a pulse, propelled on by success and loss, by new beginnings and endings. In East Wind a divorced estate agent falls in love with a European waitress, but is tempted, despite his happiness, to investigate her past; in The Limner a deaf painter discovers his patron's likeness after spending time among his staff. Anchored off the coast of Brazil, Garibaldi spies his future wife through a telescope, and in Marriage Lines , a widower returns to a remote Scottish Island to relive a favourite holiday. These are also lives in flux - in the 'stages, transitions, arguments; incompatibilities which grow' - as in the title story, where a man reflects on the break-up of his marriage, brought into new perspective by the actions of his parents; two writers, a 'good team', return from an event rehearsing familiar arguments; in Gardener's World , a couple bond, fall out and bond again over flowers and vegetable patches. Positioned in between are a series of evenings at Phil & Joanna's , where among the topics of conversation - the environment, politics, the Britishness of marmalade, toilet graffiti and the perils of smoking - we witness the guests' lives shift in sections over the course of a year.

Other books by Julian Barnes

Only Story

Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Vpervye na russkom - novejshij (opublikovan v Britanii v fevrale 2018 goda) roman proslavlennogo Dzhuliana Barnsa, laureata Bukerovskoj premii, komandora Francuzskogo ordena iskusstv i literatury, odnogo iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii. "e;Odna istoriya"e; - ehto "e;pronicatel'nyj, yuvelirnymi kasaniyami ispolnennyj analiz togo, chto proiskhodit v golove i v dushe u vlyublennogo cheloveka"e; (The Times); ehto "e;bolee glubokoe i ehffektivnoe issledovanie temy, uzhe zatronutoj Barnsom v "e;Predchuvstvii konca"e; - romane, za kotoryj on nakonec poluchil Bukerovskuyu premiyu"e; (The Observer). "e;U bol'shinstva iz nas est' nagotove tol'ko odna istoriya, - pishet Barns. - Sobytij proiskhodit beschislennoe mnozhestvo, o nih mozhno slozhit' skol'ko ugodno istorij. No sushchestvenna odna-edinstvennaya; v konechnom schete tol'ko ee i stoit rasskazyvat'"e;. Itak, poznakom'tes' s Polom; emu devyatnadcat' let. V tennisnom klube v tihom londonskom prigorode on vstrechaet missis S'yuzen Maklaud; ej sorok vosem'. S ehtogo i nachinaetsya ih edinstvennaya istoriya - ved' "e;vlyublennym svojstvenno schitat', budto ih istoriya ne ukladyvaetsya ni v kakie ramki i rubriki"e;

The Only Story

The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2018

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

The Only Story

The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2018

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Metroland

Metroland

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni"e;, "e;Predchuvstvie konca"e;, "e;Artur i Dzhordzh"e;, "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah"e;, "e;Popugaj Flobera"e; i mnogih drugih. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij chut' li ne do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. "e;Metrolend"e; - ehto debyutnyj roman Barnsa, "e;shedevr nostal'gicheskogo ehpatazha"e; (Vogue) i v to zhe vremya "e;odno iz luchshih v mirovoj literature opisanij semejnogo schast'ya"e; (Lev Danilkin). Roman poluchil prestizhnuyu literaturnuyu premiyu imeni Somerseta Moehma i byl ehkranizirovan (rezhisser Filip Savill, v glavnyh rolyah Kristian Bejl i EHmili Uotson). Itak, dobro pozhalovat' v Metrolend. O "e;burnyh shestidesyatyh"e; i ob ih posledstviyah pisali mnogie, no nikto eshche ne delal ehtogo tak, kak Barns - edinstvennyj, kto ne plakal, no smeyalsya nad vzletom i padeniem prekrasnoj ehpohi. V Metrolende lyudi kogda-to pytalis' izmenit' mir - i sami ne zametili, kak mir izmenil ihPerevod publikuetsya v novoj redakcii.

Keeping an Eye Open

Keeping an Eye Open

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2017

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni"e;, "e;Predchuvstvie konca"e;, "e;Artur i Dzhordzh"e;, "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah"e;, "e;Popugaj Flobera"e; i mnogih drugih. Svoim pervym opytom v zhanre ehsse ob iskusstve Dzhulian Barns nazyvaet glavu nashumevshego romana-antiutopii "e;Istoriya mira v 10 glavah"e; (1989), posvyashchennuyu kartine Teodora ZHeriko "e;Gibel' plota Meduzy"e;. Imenno poehtomu, uzhe kak samostoyatel'noe proizvedenie, v sbornike "e;Otkroj glaza"e; ona okazyvaetsya pervoj iz semnadcati uvlekatel'nyh korotkih istorij o hudozhnikah i ih rabotah, priglashayushchih chitatelya prosledit' put' izobrazitel'nogo iskusstva ot nachala XIX veka do sovremennosti. V ehtih ehsse est' vse, chto tradicionno prisushche proze Barnsa: velikolepnoe chuvstvo stilya, virtuoznoe ravnovesie edkoj ironii i utonchennogo lirizma, sarkazma na grani cinizma i veselogo ozorstva. No eshche, ehto sobranie tonkih, ostroumnyh i, poroj, neozhidannyh nablyudenij, daryashchih ne tol'ko literaturnoe udovol'stvie, no i bogatuyu pishchu dlya uma.

Nivells de vida

Nivells de vida

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

"e;Ajuntes dues coses que no s'havien ajuntat mai fins ara. I el mon canvia. La gent potser no hi cau d'entrada, pero tant es. El mon ha canviat igualment."e; Nivells de vida arrenca aixi i ens proposa tres histories aparentment inconnexes que acaben mostrant secrets i subtils lligams. I la nostra percepcio de cada historia canvia. La primera ens parla dels pioners que intenten conquerir el cel amb globus aerosttics i de les primeres fotografies aries. En la segona, es relata la passi d'un coronel britnic per la llegendria actriu Sarah Bernhardt. En la tercera part, al segle XXI, Barnes s'enfronta a la mort de la seva esposa. El resultat s un llibre enlluernador, que trenca les barreres dels gneres i s'endinsa en l'aventura de viure, els reptes impossibles, l'amor incontenible i el dolor de la prdua. Literatura en majscules.

Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert's Parrot

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni"e;, "e;Predchuvstvie konca"e;, "e;Artur i Dzhordzh"e;, "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah"e; i mnogih drugih. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij chut' li ne do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. "e;Popugaj Flobera"e; - pervaya iz knig Barnsa, voshedshih v short-list Bukerovskoj premii, - ehto "e;voskhititel'nyj roman, nasyshchayushchij um i dushu"e; (Dzhozef Heller); ehto "e;podlinnaya zhemchuzhina - roman nastol'ko literaturnyj i v to zhe vremya bezzastenchivo uvlekatel'nyj"e; (Dzhon Irving). Skvoz' prizmu biografii Flobera Barns pytaetsya otvetit' na vopros, chto vazhnee dlya nas, chitatelej, - knigi avtora ili ego zhizn'? Esli knigi, togda pochemu tvorchestvo pisatelya zastavlyaet nas bukval'no ohotit'sya za mel'chajshimi faktami ego zhizni? Pochemu my verim, chto chuchelo floberovskogo popugaya sposobno dat' klyuch k ponimaniyu vsego, chto napisano francuzskim klassikom?

Arthur & George

Arthur & George

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni "e;Predchuvstvie konca "e;Angliya, Angliya "e;Popugaj Flobera "e;Lyubov' i tak dalee "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah i mnogih drugih. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' v svoih proizvedeniyah stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. V romane "e;Artur i Dzhordzh - voshedshem, kak i mnogie drugie knigi Barnsa, v short-list Bukerovskoj premii - sledstvie vedet sehr Artur Konan Dojl sobstvennoj personoj. Literaturnyj otec SHerloka Holmsa reshaet ispol'zovat' deduktivnyj metod v rassledovanii samogo skandal'nogo dela pozdneviktorianskoj Anglii - dela o tainstvennom ubijstve skota na fermah bliz Birmingema. Ego cel' - dokazat', chto obvinyaemyj v ehtom prestuplenii provincial'nyj yurist Dzhordzh EHdaldzhi nevinoven. Tak naskol'ko zhe dejstvenny metody SHerloka Holmsa v real'nosti?V 2015 g. na telekanale Bi-bi-si vyshla odnoimennaya ehkranizaciya (rezhisser Styuart Orm, v rolyah Martin Klunes, Arsher Ali, CHarl'z EHdvards, Hehtti Morahehn, EHmma Filding). Roman publikuetsya v novom perevode.

Death Vintage Minis

Death Vintage Minis

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all. Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Calm by Tim Parks Drinking by John Cheever Babies by Anne Enright Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley

History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2017

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni "e;Predchuvstvie konca "e;Angliya, Angliya "e;Popugaj Flobera "e;Lyubov' i tak dalee "e;Metrolend i mnogih drugih. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' v svoih proizvedeniyah stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. V romane "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah on dovodit masterstvo perevoploshcheniya do apogeya: on govorit golosom nasekomogo, "e;zajcem pronikshego na Noev kovcheg, i astronavta, otpravlyayushchegosya iskat' ehtot kovcheg na goru Ararat, on imitiruet sudebnuyu hroniku Srednevekov'ya i dotoshno vosproizvodit istinnuyu podopleku znamenitogo polotna ZHeriko "e;Plot "e;Meduzy"e; i pokazyvaet uzhas mgnovennogo perekhoda ot blagopoluchnoj zhizni k situacii, kogda chto ni sdelaj - budet tol'ko huzhe...

Pulse

Pulse

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2017

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;SHum vremeni "e;Predchuvstvie konca "e;Angliya, Angliya "e;Popugaj Flobera "e;Istoriya mira v 10 1/2 glavah "e;Lyubov' i tak dalee "e;Metrolend i mnogih drugih. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' v svoih proizvedeniyah stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. V svoem nedavnem sbornike Barns "e;snova demonstriruet master-klass literaturnoj formy (Saturday Telegraph). EHto "e;glubokoe, iskrennee sobranie virtuozno vydelannyh mini-vymyslov (Time Out) ne prosto tak ozaglavleno "e;Pul's: istorii Barnsa tonko podchineny tem ili inym ritmam i ciklam - druzhby i vrazhdy, vostorga i razocharovaniya, lyubvi i smerti...

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Now a major film starring Academy Award nominees Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

Der Larm der Zeit

Der Larm der Zeit

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

Julian Barnes' meisterhafter Roman uber Dmitri SchostakowitschIm Mai 1937 wartet ein Mann jede Nacht neben dem Fahrstuhl seiner Leningrader Wohnung darauf, dass Stalins Schergen kommen und ihn abholen. Der Mann ist der Komponist Schostakowitsch, und er wartet am Lift, um seiner Familie den Anblick seiner Verhaftung zu ersparen. Die Gunst der Mchtigen zu erlangen, hat zwei Seiten: Stalin, der sich pltzlich fr seine Musik zu interessieren scheint, verlsst noch in der Pause die Auffhrung seiner Oper "e;Lady Macbeth von Mzensk"e;. Fortan ist Schostakowitsch ein zum Abschuss freigegebener Mann. Durch Glck entgeht er der Suberung, doch was bedeutet es fr einen Knstler, keine Entscheidung frei treffen zu knnen? In welchem Verhltnis stehen Kunst und Unterdrckung, Diktatur und Kreativitt zueinander, und ist es verwerflich, wenn man sich der Macht beugt, um knstlerisch arbeiten zu knnen?Im neuen Roman von Julian Barnes wird das von Repressionen geprgte Leben von Schostakowitsch in meisterhafter Knappheit dargestellt - ein groartiger Knstlerroman, der die Frage der Integritt stellt und traurige Aktualitt geniet.

Sense of an Ending

Sense of an Ending

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2017

Dzhulian Barns - pozhaluj, samyj yarkij i original'nyj prozaik sovremennoj Britanii. A ego roman "e;Predchuvstvie konca poluchil Bukerovskuyu premiyu - odnu iz naibolee prestizhnyh literaturnyh nagrad v mire. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj talant Barnsa - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' v svoih proizvedeniyah stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i dohodyashchij do cinizma sarkazm, agressivnaya zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. V klass ehlitnoj shkoly, gde uchatsya Toni Uehbster i ego druz'ya Kolin i Aleks, prihodit noven'kij - Adrian Finn. Nerazluchnaya troica bystro stanovitsya chetverkoj, no Adrian derzhitsya naosobicu: "e;My vechno prikalyvalis' i ochen' redko govorili vser'ez. A nash novyj odnoklassnik vechno govoril vser'ez i ochen' redko prikalyvalsya. Posle shkoly chetvero klyanutsya v vechnoj druzhbe - i nadolgo raskhodyatsya v raznye storony; vinoj tomu romanticheskie perezhivaniya i vzroslye zaboty, neozhidannaya tragediya i zhelanie poskoree vybrosit' ee iz golovy... I vot postarevshij na sorok let Toni poluchaet neozhidannoe pis'mo ot advokata i, nachinaya raskruchivat' hitrospletennyj klubok prichin i sledstvij, ponimaet, chto proshloe, kazavsheesya takim prostym i yasnym, tait nemalo shokiruyushchih syurprizov... V 2017 godu v mirovoj prokat vyhodit kinoversiya ehtogo romana. Glavnye roli v fil'me ispolnili SHarlotta Rehmpling, Dzhim Brodbent, Mishel' Dokeri, EHmili Mortimer, Dzho EHlvin.

The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

** The Sunday Times Number One bestseller ** A Daily Telegraph / Financial Times / Guardian / Sunday Times / The Times / New Statesman / Observer Book of the Year 'BARNES'S MASTERPIECE.' - OBSERVER In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. So begins Julian Barnes's first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage, it is the work of a true master.

The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House never return.

Nothing to Be Frightened of

Nothing to Be Frightened of

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2016

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;Angliya, Angliya "e;Popugaj Flobera "e;Istoriya mira v 101/2 glavah "e;Lyubov' i tak dalee "e;SHum vremeni (roman o SHostakoviche, vyshedshij v 2016 godu, kogda ves' mir otmechaet 110-letnij yubilej velikogo russkogo kompozitora) i mnogie drugie. Vozmozhno, osnovnoj ego talant - umenie legko i estestvenno igrat' v svoih proizvedeniyah stilyami i napravleniyami. Tonkaya stilizaciya i edkaya ironiya, utonchennyj lirizm i sarkazm, zhestkost' i veseloe ozorstvo - Barnsu podvlastno vse ehto i mnogoe drugoe. V knige "e;Nechego boyat'sya on razmyshlyaet o strahe smerti i o tom, chto dlya mnogih predopredelyaet otnoshenie k smerti, - o vere. Kak vsegda, razmyshleniya Barnsa ohvatyvayut shirokij kul'turnyj kontekst, v kotorom istorii iz zhizni velikih, no ushedshih - Montenya i Flobera, Stendalya i brat'ev Gonkur, SHostakovicha i Rossini - peremezhayutsya s avtobiograficheskimi nablyudeniyami.

Metroland Special Archive Edition

Metroland Special Archive Edition

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2016

A special edition of Julian Barnes's first novel with an introduction from the author and previously unseen archive material. Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school, they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland: the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin, Christopher makes for Paris in time for les evenements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love. And before long he finds himself drawn inevitably back to Metroland and the very life he was trying to escape... This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.

Noise of Time

Noise of Time

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Vpervye na russkom - novejshee sochinenie laureata Bukerovskoj premii Dzhuliana Barnsa, avtora takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak Angliya, Angliya Popugaj Flobera Lyubov' i tak dalee Predchuvstvie konca i mnogih drugih. Na ehtot raz odnoznachno samyj izyashchnyj stilist i samyj nepredskazuemyj master vsekh myslimyh literaturnyh form obrashchaetsya k zhizni Dmitriya SHostakovicha, prichem v yubilejnyj god: v sentyabre 2016-go ves' mir budet otmechat' 110 let so dnya rozhdeniya velikogo russkogo kompozitora. Vprochem, napisanie belletrizovannoj biografii volnuet Barnsa men'she vsego, i metit on gorazdo vyshe: imeya kak hudozhnik licenziyu na lyubye fantazii, vlyublennyj v russkuyu literaturu i otlichno vladeya kontekstom, on vystraivaet svoe sooruzhenie na zybkoj pochve sovetskoj istorii, polnoj umolchaniya i polupravd...

El soroll del temps

El soroll del temps

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

Es de matinada i un home fuma al repla de casa, davant de l'ascensor. A la maleta du una muda, pasta de dents i tres paquets de tabac. Es tracta de Dmitri Xostakovitx, que espera, inquiet, la visita de la NKVD, la temuda policia secreta, i te encara l'esperanca que se l'enduguin nomes a ell i no a tota la familia. Sap que l'exili o Siberia no serien les pitjors opcions. Aix arrenca l'esperada nova novella de Julian Barnes, que recrea tres moments en qu el compositor rus va sentir l'amenaa directa del Poder sovitic: Xostakvitx va haver de viure i crear -sobreviure i subsistir- sota el terror impune d'un rgim totalitari. Una gran novella sobre la lluita d'un home excepcional per mantenir la seva llibertat creativa i la seva integritat moral, a risc de passar a la histria com un covard. "e;Una obra mestra condensada que traa la batalla d'un home per la conscincia i l'art al llarg de tota una vida, sota les insuportables exigncies del totalitarisme."e; - Alex Preston (The Guardian)"e;Una novella magistral que orquestra hbilment el murmuri i el soroll, alhora que retrata un dels principals artistes sovitics del segle XX."e; - The Australian

The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time

Author: Julian Barnes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/01/2016

In May 1937, a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the 'Big House.' Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now, and few who are taken to ever return.

Am Fenster

Am Fenster

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Julian Barnes' LieblingsbucherIn seinem neuen Buch beschftigt sich Julian Barnes mit dem Schreiben. Diesmal jedoch nicht in erster Linie mit dem eigenen, sondern mit dem anderer: In siebzehn Essays und einer Short Story erzhlt er uns von Lieblingsbchern und Autoren, die es zu entdecken gilt - und macht unbndige Lust darauf, sofort mit einer langen Wunschliste die nchste Buchhandlung aufzusuchen. Julian Barnes schreibt ber U-Bahnfahrten mit Penelope Fitzgerald und ber Rudyard Kiplings Leidenschaft fr Autofahrten durch Frankreich, er feiert Houellebecqs Kompromisslosigkeit und bricht eine Lanze fr seine unterschtzten Kollegen (Sie haben Ford Madox Fords "e;Das Ende der Paraden"e; nicht gelesen? Dann aber los!). Barnes hat keine Angst vor Ikonenkritik (George Orwell) und noch weniger vor hymnischem Lob (Lorrie Moore, John Updike). All das ist scharfsinnig beobachtet, mit feinem Humor und manchmal mildem Spott, mit Sinn frs argumentative Fairplay und mit viel Herzblut. Nebenbei schenkt er uns in einer Short Story berraschende Einsichten ber Hemingway und ber das Verhltnis von Mythos und Werk dieses Superstars der amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte. Klug, differenziert, humorvoll und sehr, sehr kurzweilig - dieser Essayband ist ein groes Lesevergngen und macht Lust, sich umgehend durch smtliche besprochenen Bcher zu lesen.

Homage to Hemingway

Homage to Hemingway

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author ofThe Sense of an Endingand one of Britain's greatest writers, a twist on the workshop story and defense of Papa Hemingway, with art, love, ambition mixed in. ';Homage to Hemingway' is modeled after the oft-overlooked Ernest Hemingway story ';Homage to Switzerland,' a formally experimental work composed of three related vignettes. Here, Barnes composes three portraits of the modern writing life, a rhapsodic, witty and hopeful account of the writer's search for what is good and what is true. From Barnes's collection of miscellaneous prose,Through the Window. An eBook short.

Homage to Hemingway

Homage to Hemingway

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2015

A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' Selection From the Man Booker Prize-winning author ofThe 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 mixed in. ';Homage to Hemingway' is modeled after the oft-overlooked Ernest Hemingway story ';Homage to Switzerland,' a formally experimental work composed of three related vignettes. Here, Barnes composes three portraits of the modern writing life, a rhapsodic, witty and hopeful account of the writer's search for what is good and what is true. From Barnes's collection of miscellaneous prose, Through the Window. An eBook short.

Keeping an Eye Open Essays on Art

Keeping an Eye Open Essays on Art

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

`Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things, to form opinions, to argue... It is a rare picture which stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged.' Julian Barnes began writing about art with a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters. Since then he has written a series of remarkable essays, chiefly about French artists, which trace the story of how art made its way from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, Keeping an Eye Open contains Barnes' essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud.

Lebensstufen

Lebensstufen

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

"e;Ein auergewohnlich intimes und ehrliches Buch uber Liebe und Trauer"e; The TimesJulian Barnes' neues Buch handelt von Ballonfahrt, Fotografie, Liebe und Trauer. Davon, dass man zwei Menschen oder zwei Dinge verbindet und sie wieder auseinanderreit. Einer der Juroren fr den Man Booker Prize nannte Julian Barnes einen "e;beispiellosen Zauberer des Herzens"e;. Das vorliegende Buch besttigt dies. Julian Barnes schreibt ber die menschliche Existenz - auf der Erde und in der Luft. Wir lernen Nadar kennen, Pionier der Ballonfahrt und einer der ersten Fotografen, die Luftaufnahmen machten, sowie Colonel Fred Burnaby, der zum eigenwilligen Bewunderer der extravaganten Schauspielerin Sarah Bernhardt wird. Und wir lesen ber Julian Barnes' eigene Trauer ber den Tod seiner Frau - schonungslos offen, przise und tief berhrend. Ein Buch ber das Wagnis zu lieben. "e;Eines der besten, bewegendsten Bcher, die es gibt"e; Evening Standard"e;Es ist auergewhnlich, auf einer Seite auszudrcken, was Leben heit."e; The Guardian"e;Jeder, der einen geliebten Menschen verloren hat und leidet, oder jeder, der leidet, sollte es lesen. Und noch mal lesen. Und noch mal."e; Independent

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10,5 Kapiteln

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10,5 Kapiteln

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2015

Ein Klassiker von Julian Barnes - genial und witzigIn 10 miteinander korrespondierenden Episoden schreibt Julian Barnes davon, wie es ist, wenn man sich in die Fluten des Lebens strzt. Auf den Spuren des Arche-Noah-Mythos nagt er sich, einem seiner kleinsten Protagonisten gleich, durch das Leben und die Geschichten, die es schreibt. Er berichtet von einem blinden Passagier, der mit ansehen muss, wie seine Mitreisenden einer nach dem anderen von der hungrigen Mannschaft der Arche Noah verspeist werden, von den sonderbaren Irrfahrten einer jungen Frau, von einer beschwerlichen Reise zum Berg Ararat, einem Filmdreh in Sdamerika, der furchtbar in die Hose geht, von einer Geiselnahme auf hoher See, von Gricaults "e;Flo der Medusa"e; und wie aus einer Katastrophe Kunst wird."e;Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10 Kapiteln"e; ist ein meisterliches Spiel mit Erzhlformen und Perspektiven, eine Reise durch die Jahrhunderte und durch die Mglichkeiten der Sprache.

Levels of Life

Levels of Life

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described him as 'an unparalleled magus of the heart'. This book confirms that opinion.

Daruber Reden

Daruber Reden

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

"e;Das meine ich nicht. Ich meine, ich will nicht blo eine Affare mit dir haben. Affaren - Affaren sind - ich wei auch nicht -, wie wenn man sich eine Ferienwohnung in Marbella zur Teilnutzung kauft oder so."e;Oliver und Stuart sind Freunde seit Schultagen. Als Stuart Gillian kennenlernt, die Frau, die er heiraten will, ist er berglcklich. Alles klingt nach Happy End. Doch auch Oliver ist in Gillian verliebt, das merkt er am Tag nach der Hochzeit. Und er lsst nicht locker, sondern hofft, die Frau seines besten Freundes fr sich zu gewinnen.Julian Barnes hat einen Roman geschrieben, in dem die Protagonisten einzeln zu Wort kommen und allzu menschliche Abgrnde auf hchst amsante Weise deutlich werden.

Metroland

Metroland

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Christopher Lloyd wachst in Metroland auf, dem Londoner Vorort, der von der Metropolitan Line bedient wird. Er und Tony gehen in die gleiche Klasse - und heben sich von den anderen Schulern ab, indem sie sich in Weltverachtung uben. Nach der Schule trennen sich zunachst ihre Wege: Christopher geht nach Paris, wo er in den Armen seiner ersten Freundin den Beginn der 1968er Studentenrevolution verschlaft.1977 ist Christopher ruhig geworden, ein Familienmensch, wahrend sein Freund Tony als radikaler Publizist immer noch die Verwirklichung der gemeinsamen Jugendideale einfordert.

Through the Window Seventeen Essays (and one short story)

Through the Window Seventeen Essays (and one short story)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

In these seventeen essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French and American writers who have meant most to him, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures. From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the many translations of Madame Bovary to the fabulations of Ford Madox Ford, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, Julian Barnes considers what fiction is, and what it can do. As he writes in his preface, 'Novels tell us the most truth about life: what it is, how we live it, what it might be for, how we enjoy and value it, and how we lose it.' When his Letters from London came out in 1995, the Financial Times called him 'our best essayist'. This wise and deft collection confirms that judgment.

Flaubert's Parrot/History of the World

Flaubert's Parrot/History of the World

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2012

Flaubert's Parrot, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984, concerns the attempts of an increasingly bemused researcher to establish certain facts about a famous French novelist and the stuffed bird which used to sit on his desk.A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters blends fact and fiction in a virtuoso kaleidoscope of vignettes from Noah's time to the present. One of the author's most inventive works, it was praised by Salman Rushdie as `frequently brilliant, funny, thoughtful, iconoclastic and a delight to read'.

Fein gehackt und grob gewurfelt

Fein gehackt und grob gewurfelt

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2012

Mit Esprit gewurzt und Witz getrankt - Julian Barnes kochtWer selber kocht, der wei Zwischen Rezept und fertigem Gericht knnen Welten liegen. Ob das Ergebnis zu Triumph oder Niederlage fhrt - bei der Lektre des Rezepts dominiert vor allem der Zweifel. Der Pedant in der Kche, der keinen Fehler machen mchte, glubig und ngstlich Kochbcher konsultiert, sieht sich vielen Unwgbarkeiten ausgesetzt. Wie gro ist eine mittelgroe Zwiebel, wie hei schwache Hitze? Und wie viel Salz ist eine Prise?Er mchte doch alles richtig machen: gutes und schmackhaftes Essen zubereiten, seine Freunde nicht vergiften, sein Repertoire langsam erfolgreich erweitern.Ein Muss fr jeden, der gern kocht, ein Muss fr jeden, der gern isst. "e;Und schon ist es passiert: reines Entzcken ber ein wunderbares, kluges, witziges, realistisches, vertrumtes Buch!"e; (Essen & Trinken)

Unbefugtes Betreten

Unbefugtes Betreten

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2012

Nach "e;Vom Ende einer Geschichte"e; das neue Buch von Julian BarnesVerlangen und Verlust, Freundschaft und Liebe, miteinander reden und aneinander vorbei - das sind die Themen, denen Julian Barnes mit gewohnt scharfer Beobachtungsgabe und unverwechselbarem Witz auf den Grund geht.Ob der frisch geschiedene Immobilienmakler Vernon nicht akzeptieren kann, dass seine Freundin ein Geheimnis hat, das sie nicht preisgeben mchte, ob Phil und Joanna ber Sex, Krebs, die Wirtschaft oder Orangenmarmelade diskutieren, ob die Schriftstellerinnen Jane und Alice vor allem Eifersucht freinander empfinden oder ein Garten Auslser fr eine Ehekrise wird - Julian Barnes legt die menschlichen Strken und Schwchen, den Rhythmus, den das Leben hat, mit feinem Humor und einem klaren Blick fr die alltglichen Niederlagen und Siege bloNach dem riesigen Erfolg von "e;Vom Ende einer Geschichte"e; beweist der Booker-Preistrger Julian Barnes einmal mehr, warum er einer der wichtigsten zeitgenssischen Autoren ist und von Kritik wie Leserschaft gleichermaen verehrt wird. "e;Unbefugtes Betreten vereint beienden Humor, Scharfsinn und eine erfrischende Erzhlweise"e; The Independent

Flauberts Papagei

Flauberts Papagei

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2012

Das Buch, das Julian Barnes' Weltruhm begrundeteGeoffrey Braithwaite, englischer Arzt im Ruhestand, hat eine groe Leidenschaft: Gustave Flaubert. Im Laufe seiner Untersuchungen ber Leben und Werk des groen franzsischen Schriftstellers und darber, welcher ausgestopfte Papagei denn nun tatschlich auf Flauberts Schreibtisch gestanden hat, enthllt Dr. Braithwaite widerwillig auch immer mehr von seiner eigenen Geschichte.Eine geistreiche literarische Tour de Force, die Julian Barnes' Weltruhm begrndete. "e;Literaturgeschichte, Anekdotensammlung, Reisebericht, philosophisches Vexierspiel und spaige Geschichte in einem, vermischt mit einem Krimi der Eifersucht - mehr kann man nicht verlangen."e; Hellmuth Karasek

Arthur & George

Arthur & George

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2012

"e;Dieser Roman zeigt Julian Barnes auf dem Hohepunkt seines Konnens."e; P.D. JamesZwei Mnner, geprgt vom ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert in Grobritannien, begegnen sich in einer entscheidenden und dramatischen Phase ihres Lebens: Arthur Conan Doyle, der Erfinder von Sherlock Holmes, und George Edalji, ein kleiner Provinzanwalt. Julian Barnes schildert sie auf faszinierende Weise vor dem Hintergrund ihrer Zeit. Arthur und George knnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Der eine, aus niederem schottischen Adel stammend, wird Augenarzt, dann ein erfolgreicher Schriftsteller und einer der berhmtesten Mnner seiner Zeit. Der andere, braves Kind eines anglikanischen Dorfpfarrers indischer Herkunft, wird ein kleiner Rechtsanwalt in Birmingham. Beide sind sie zutiefst den Konventionen und Ehrvorstellungen ihrer Epoche verhaftet, Arthur leidet zudem unter einer schwierigen Liebesbeziehung. Ihre Wege kreuzen sich, als Arthur ein einziges Mal in seinem Leben in die Rolle des Sherlock Holmes schlpft, um George zu helfen, der Opfer eines skandalsen, rassistisch motivierten Justizirrtums geworden ist. Das Verfahren wird wieder aufgerollt. Arthur gelingt es, Georges Ehre zu retten. Arthur & George stand wochenlang auf den Bestsellerlisten in England und den USA sowie auf der Shortlist fr den Man Booker Prize 2005.

Der Zitronentisch

Der Zitronentisch

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2012

"e;Erzahlungen von groer Meisterschaft, mit Witz, mit Tempo, mit Frechheit"e; Elke Heidenreich Julian Barnes wird immer wieder gepriesen fur seine stilistische Brillanz, fur die scharfe Beobachtungsgabe, die Ironie und den oft schwarzen Humor. Der Erzahlungsband mit dem geheimnisvollen Titel Der Zitronentisch zeigt Julian Barnes in seiner ganzen Meisterschaft. Jede Erzhlung steht fr sich, doch sind alle durch das Thema miteinander verbunden - das Altern. Ob die Erzhlungen nun im 19. Jahrhundert oder in unserer Zeit spielen, die Menschen nhern sich dem Ende ihres Lebens, dem Ende, das sich in besonderen Erfahrungen und oft irrwitzigen Situationen ankndigt. Sie gehen damit gelassen um oder aufbegehrend, resigniert oder bitter. Die Zitrone, erfhrt der Leser in der letzten Erzhlung Stille, ist fr die Chinesen das Symbol des Todes. In dieser Erzhlung ber den ausgebrannten Komponisten Sibelius treffen sich die alten Mnner an einem (nicht Stamm-, sondern) Zitronentisch, um ber ihr Ende zu sprechen: "e;Kopf hoch! Der Tod ist nicht mehr fern."e;Julian Barnes erhielt 2004 den sterreichischen Staatspreis fr Europische Literatur. Der Preis wurde im August 2005 verliehen.

Julian Barnes Booker Prize Finalist Collection, 3-Book Bundle

Julian Barnes Booker Prize Finalist Collection, 3-Book Bundle

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2011

Julian Barnes, recipient of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, is one of our most highly regarded novelists. In this collection of three novels spanning his career, we see the broad range of his imagination and literary skill. Barnes's third published novel, brought him worldwide acclaim and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. ';A high literary entertainment' (The New York Times)  Flaubert's Parrott is, among other things, a piercing glimpse at the nature of obsession and betrayal, both scholarly and romantic. Barnes's second shortlisted novel, England, England, is a sly, a satiric invention, in which a visionary tycoon attempts to replicate a jolly old England that probably never really existed: Robin Hood's men are genuinely merry and the royals all behave themselves impeccably, until, of course, everything begins to go horribly wrong. Finally, Arthur & George re-creates late-Victorian Britain, in which the fates of two vastly different men become entwined, one seeking vindication in a world that looks askance at his origins, the other creating the world's most famous detective, while keeping his own secrets.

Vom Ende einer Geschichte

Vom Ende einer Geschichte

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

Man Booker Prize 2011 fur "e;Vom Ende einer Geschichte"e;Wie sicher ist Erinnerung, wie unvernderlich die eigene Vergangenheit? Tony Webster muss lernen, dass Geschehnisse, die lange zurckliegen und von denen er glaubte, sie nie mehr hinterfragen zu mssen, pltzlich in einem ganz neuen Licht erscheinen. Als Adrian Finn in die Klasse von Tony Webster kommt, schlieen die beiden Jungen schnell Freundschaft. Sex und Bcher sind die Hauptthemen, mit denen sie sich befassen, und Tony hat das Gefhl, dass Adrian in allem etwas klger ist als er. Auch spter, nach der Schulzeit, bleiben die beiden in Kontakt. Bis die Freundschaft ein jhes Ende findet. Vierzig Jahre spter, Tony hat eine Ehe, eine gtliche Trennung und eine Berufskarriere hinter sich, ist er mit sich im Reinen. Doch der Brief eines Anwalts, verbunden mit einer Erbschaft, erweckte pltzlich Zweifel an den vermeintlich sicheren Tatsachen der eigenen Biographie. Je mehr Tony erfhrt, desto unsicherer scheint das Erlebte und desto unabsehbarer die Konsequenzen fr seine Zukunft.Ein Text mit unglaublichen Wendungen, der den Leser auf eine atemlose Achterbahnfahrt der Spekulationen mitnimmt. "e;Wie Barnes allmhlich die Selbstzensur in den Erinnerungen seines pensionierten Protagonisten Tony Webster blolegt, beweist seine ganze Meisterschaft."e;Sddeutsche Zeitung

Bark / The Silence (Storycuts)

Bark / The Silence (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'Bark', Jeanne-Etiene Delacour takes pleasure in the avoidance of any threat to his longevity. Formerly a gourmand and a gambler but now an ascetic, his fastidious new lifestyle is the result of an investment in a public works project - one which holds the promise of considerable reward for the last investor to survive. As he draws black lines through the thirty-nine names in his pocket book, the human capacity to rationalise any indulgence is explored.In 'The Silence', a composer attests that silence is the logical conclusion to music. He considers the silence that has been in effect throughout the interminable wait for his Eight Symphony, and how it will segue into the silence that will follow the end of his life - a life he claims to have sacrificed on the altar of his art. Part of the Storycuts series, these two stories were previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Short History of Hairdressing (Storycuts)

Short History of Hairdressing (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Gregory ponders as he sits in the barber's chair at various stages of his life. His youthful preoccupation with the adult world gives way to the brash chippiness of the university student, and on, finally, to a man whose children are the same age as the girl holding the scissors. A charming take on the slow development of self.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Appetite (Storycuts)

Appetite (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

With her husband descending into the advanced stages of dementia, Vivian discovers that reading from his favourite cookery books can call forth a temporary alleviation and a flash of happiness. But her husband's fading memory compromises her own recollections and brings about disappointments, in both the connections she wants to believe and those she'd rather ignore.Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Hygiene (Storycuts)

Hygiene (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Major 'Jacko' Jackson, now retired, takes his yearly, self-appointed furlough to London. But time has moved on, and the kitchenware on the itemised task list his wife has provided him with is not the only thing he finds out of stock.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Knowing French (Storycuts)

Knowing French (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Sylvia Winstanley, the youngest and most competent resident in a home for the elderly and self-labelled maverick, begins a written correspondence with the author of Flaubert's Parrot. We are treated to one half of the confused and hilarious dialogue between the two. Sylvia's bout of 'epistolomania' offers a charming perspective on growing old, and the associated difficulty of continuing to look forward rather than back.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Fruit Cage (Storycuts)

Fruit Cage (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Christopher's early declaration that he has known his parents all his life is shown to be misguided. Following the widowing of one of their associates, and the emergence of their latter day estrangement, he realises he must re-evaluate the history of his parents' relationship.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Revival (Storycuts)

Revival (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

The ambiguous relationship between Ivan Turgenev and the ing nue starring in the revival of one of his early plays is revealed through the fragments of sources left to a researcher. It is a love predicated on renunciation, in which the appeal of a perpetual 'if-only' is explored.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Story of Mats Israelson (Storycuts)

Story of Mats Israelson (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Anders Bod n, an esteemed sawmill manager and casual tour guide to those unfamiliar with the small Swedish town he calls home, finds a happy outlet for his knowledge of trees and local history when a new pharmacist arrives in town with his young wife in tow. But then gossip begins to circulate around an association . . .Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Things You Know (Storycuts)

Things You Know (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Janice and Merrill, two widows, converse about their departed husbands over breakfast. Fond memories of their spouses are recounted, but it is in what they leave unsaid that they find the greater sustenance.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Vigilance (Storycuts)

Vigilance (Storycuts)

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

A classical music aficionado and concert-goer bemoans the degradation of civility and respect among his fellow audience members. He develops a series of measures to counteract the prevalence of inconsiderate noise-making in the stalls. Resisting his erstwhile partner's appeals for moderation and restraint, his tactics and approaches grow in extremity.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Nichts, was man furchten musste

Nichts, was man furchten musste

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2011

"e;Ich glaube nicht an Gott, aber ich vermisse ihn."e;Julian Barnes, brillant, geistreich und witzig wie immer, setzt sich mit einem Thema auseinander, das jeden ein Leben lang betrifft. Es geht um unsere Sterblichkeit, um provozierende Gedanken und aufrttelnde Ereignisse auf dem Weg zum Ende. Eigentlich msste man sich nicht davor frchten. Wirklich nicht?"e;Was soll eigentlich dieses ganze Tamtam um den Tod?"e;, fragt nchtern Julian Barnes' Mutter. Aber ihr Sohn kann deshalb oft nicht schlafen: "e;Ich erklrte ihr, mir widerstrebe eben der Gedanke daran."e; Die Angst vor dem Tod treibt Julian Barnes seit seiner Jugend um, immer wieder umkreist er das Thema in seiner ganzen Unerbittlichkeit und Hoffnungslosigkeit, denn er glaubt nicht an Gott, vermisst ihn aber. Neugierig und um Erkenntnis bemht sucht er in der Kunst und in der Literatur, in den Naturwissenschaften und in der Musik nach Antworten. Doch Julian Barnes ist Romancier, deshalb entwickelt er seine Gedanken aus Personen und Handlung. Und so erzhlt er auch die anekdotenreiche Geschichte vom Leben und Sterben der sehr britisch zugeknpften Familie Barnes - von den originellen Groeltern, der herrischen Mutter, dem in sich gekehrten Vater, dem besserwisserischen Philosophen-Bruder und dem belesenen, an den Knsten interessierten Julian. Seine wahren Angehrigen und Vorfahren sind fr Julian Barnes allerdings nicht die Mitglieder einer englischen Lehrerfamilie, sondern Schriftsteller und Komponisten wie Stendhal, Flaubert und Strawinsky. Mit ihnen errtert er scharfsinnig und verngstigt, flapsig und trstlich, ironisch und ernsthaft die Angst vor dem Treppenlift, den Blick in den Abgrund, das Wie und Wo und Wann. Und hat ein aufregendes Buch geschrieben.

The Lemon Table

The Lemon Table

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 From the hairdessing salon where an old man measures out his life in haircuts, to the concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign against those who cough in concerts; from the woman who reads elaborate recipes to her sick husband as a substitute for sex, to the woman 'incarcerated' in an old people's home beginning a correspondence with an author that enriches both their lives - all Barnes' characters, in their different ways, square up to death and rage against the dying light.

Staring At The Sun

Staring At The Sun

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 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 truths, her adventures in motherhood and in China and we cannot fail to be moved by the questions she asks of life and the often unsatisfactory answers it provides.

The Porcupine

The Porcupine

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader of a former Soviet satellite country, is on trial. His adversary, the prosecutor general, stands for the new government's ideals and liberal certainties, and is attempting to ensare Petkanov with the dictator's own totalitarian laws. But Petkanov is not beaten yet. He has been given his chance to fight back and he takes it with a vengeance, to the increasing discomfort and surprise of those around him.

Cross Channel

Cross Channel

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes an enthralling set of short stories. No one has a better perspective on life on both sides of the channel than Julian Barnes. In these exquisitely crafted stories spanning several centuries, he takes as his universal theme the British in France; from the last days of a reclusive English composer, the beef consuming 'navvies' labouring on the Paris-Rouen railway to a lonely woman mourning the death of her brother on the battlefields of the Somme.

Before She Met Me

Before She Met Me

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Graham Hendrick, an historian, has left his wife Barbara for the vivacious Ann, and is more than pleased with his new life. Until, that is, the day he discovers Ann's celluloid past as a mediocre film actress. Soon Graham is pouncing on old clues, examining her books for inscriptions from past lovers, frequenting cinemas and poring over the bad movies she appeared in. It's not that he blames Anne for having a past before they met, but history has always mattered to him...

Metroland

Metroland

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a magnificent portrait of youth and growing up. Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland, the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin, we follow Christopher to Paris in time for les evenements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love, leading him, to Toni's disappointment, back to Metroland.

Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert's Parrot

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 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 Colet, aesthetics and redcurrant jam; and with its enigmatic narrator, a retired English doctor, whose life and secrets are slowly revealed. A compelling weave of fiction and imaginatively ordered fact, Flaubert's Parrot is by turns moving and entertaining, witty and scholarly, and a tour de force of seductive originality.

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin... This is no ordinary history, but something stranger; a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

Talking It Over

Talking It Over

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a novel of profound insight and comic flare. Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married, but it is not long before a tentative friendship between the three evolves into something far different. Talking it Over is a brilliant and intimate account of love's vicissitudes. It begins as a comedy of errors, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing us compellingly into the quagmires of the heart.

Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert's Parrot

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of the stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help research one of his novels, we learn an enormous amount about the writer's work, family, lovers, thought processes, health and obsessions. But we also gradually come to learn some important and shocking details about Geoffrey himself.

Nothing To Be Frightened Of

Nothing To Be Frightened Of

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

Love, Etc

Love, Etc

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2008

From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes the highly entertaining sequel to Talking it Over. In Talking it Over Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole Gillian away. In Love, etc Julian Barnes revisits the three of them, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the reader, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth. Darker and deeper than its predecessor, Love, etc is a compelling exploration of contemporary love and its betrayals.

England, England

England, England

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2008

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. Grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. He constructs on the island 'The Project', a vast heritage centre containing everything 'English', from Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the white cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. In fact, it gradually begins to rival 'Old' England and even threatens to supersede it... One of Barnes's finest and funniest novels, England, England calls into question the idea of replicas, truth vs fiction, reality vs art, nationhood, myth-making, and self-exploration. 'A brilliant, Swiftian fantasy' The Economist

Arthur & George

Arthur & George

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Now a major TV series starring Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali and Art Malik From the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011, an extraordinary true-life tale about a long-forgotten mystery... Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. This is a novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all it is a profound and moving meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and what we can prove.

The Lemon Table

The Lemon Table

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2004

If Julian Barnes' new collection of stories has a theme it is 'rage in age'. Among the Chinese the lemon is the symbol of death. At the 'lemon table' (a coinage of Sibelius, protagonist of the final story) it is permissible - indeed obligatory - to talk about death, and each of Barnes' characters is facing death, but each in a very different way. The settings range from eighteenth-century Sweden and nineteenth-century Russia to the 'Barnet Shop', a hairdessing salon where an old man measures out his life in haircuts, or a South Bank concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign against those who cough in concerts. In 'Knowing French' an eighty-four-year old woman, a former teacher 'incarcerated' in an old people's home, begins a correspondence with an author - 'Dear Dr Barnes' - that enriches both their lives. In 'Appetite' a woman reads elaborate recipes to her sick husband as a substitute for sex. In 'Hygiene' an old soldier makes his regular trip to town to do errands for his wife - stilton from Paxton's, rubber rings for Kilner jars, Elizabeth Arden powder - and to spend the afternoon with a tart called Babs. These stories are wise, funny, clever and moving.

Love, Etc

Love, Etc

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2000

In Talking It Over , Gillian was married to Stuart. Then Stuart's best and oldest friend Oliver fell in love with her and married her in his turn. Each spoke directly to the reader, giving their side of the story. In Love, Etc. , using the same technique, Julian Barnes revisits Stuart, Oliver and Gillian, ten years after they last spoke to us. Oliver and Gillian are settled into a comfortable marriage, they have a child, Gillian is successful, Oliver is not. When Stuart returns from America, rich, divorced, a successful entrepreneur, the scene is set for the wheel to turn once more. Darker and deeper than Talking It Over , Love, Etc. is a compelling exploration of a contemporary love triangle, wise, funny and brilliantly observed.

Cross Channel

Cross Channel

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/1996

This is a collection of ten short stories with a linking theme: the British in France through several centuries. It opens with a group of mercenary soldiers engaged in a punitive expedition against a Protestant village in southern France in the late seventeenth century, and closes with a journey on the antiquated Eurostar express to Paris in the year 2015. In between the British appear in their various guises: as railway-builders in the 1840s, vineyard-owners at the turn of the century, artistic exiles in the 1920s. There is a story (based upon fact) about the departure of an English cricket team to play the Gentlemen of France in 1789; one about a literary conference in the Massif Central which may or may not have taken place; one about a Tour de France cyclist. The stories are designed to play off one another and work exploring the British fascination with France, our various and mixed reasons for being there, and our sometimes ambiguous reception.

The Porcupine

The Porcupine

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/1992

A novel about the most dramatic political downfall of our time - that of Eastern Europe. The author won the Prix Medicis with Flaubert's Parrot. He also wrote A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters and Metroland.

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