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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other books by Julian Barnes

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.

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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.

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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.

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