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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

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, the new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive.

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Author: Julian Barnes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/11/2019

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The three men's lives play out against the backdrop of the Belle Epoque in Paris. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker, a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, The Man in the Red Coat illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive.

The Only Story

The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

**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.

The Only Story

The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2019

**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 Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Talking it Over

Talking it Over

Author: Julian Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2018

Laureat Bukerovskoj premii Dzhulian Barns - odin iz samyh yarkih i original'nyh prozaikov sovremennoj Britanii, avtor takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak "e;Odna istoriya"e;, "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. Itak, pered vami sovremennaya londonskaya komediya nravov - lyubovnyj treugol'nik skromnogo bankovskogo sluzhashchego, talantlivogo neudachnika i hudozhnicy-restavratora. Vse troe rasskazyvayut istoriyu, kazhdyj - svoyu: kak ehto bylo s ego tochki zreniya. Nikakih opisanij: vsya kniga, nachinayushchayasya ehpigrafom "e;Vret kak ochevidec (russkaya pogovorka)"e;, sostoit iz monologov i vyskazyvanij tekh samyh ochevidcev, kotorye, po mneniyu avtora i neizvestnogo russkogo geniya, tak zamechatel'no vrut. CHitatelyu samomu pridetsya reshat', kak reagirovat' na proiskhodyashchee: plakat' li, smeyat'sya li, ili vse srazuPerevod publikuetsya v novoj redakcii.

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...

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