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Julian Barnes
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Julian Barnes

Peter Childs

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive introductory overview of the novels that situates Julian Barnes's work in terms of fabulation and memory, irony and comedy. It pursues a broadly chronological line through Barnes's literary career, but along the way also shows how certain key thematic preoccupations and obsessions seem to tie Barnes's oeuvre together (love, death, art, history, truth, and memory). Chapters provide detailed reading of each major publication in turn while treating the major concerns of Barnes's fiction, including art, authorship, history, love, and religion. Alongside the ‘canonical’ ... More

Keywords: Julian Barnes, fabulation, memory, irony, Metroland, love, death, Dan Kavanagh, crime fiction, Arthur & George

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081064
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Childs, author