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Julian Barnes - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Julian Barnes

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Julian Barnes, author of 'Flaubert's Parrot'
Julian Barnes   (1946 - )
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: 1946
Leicester, England
 
 
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Julian Barnes - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/19/1946     Deconstructing Julian Barnes
On this day in 1946 Julian Barnes was born. It is now almost three decades since Granta magazine featured Barnes in its "Best of Young British Fiction" issue. The prize-winning Flaubert's Parrot was published the next year, and some twenty other books have followed -- not just novels and story collections, but science fiction, memoir and translation.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
fiction
 
Before She Met Me
fiction
 
Cross Channel
fiction
 
England, England
fiction
 
Flaubert's Parrot
fiction
 
Letters from London
essays
 
Love, etc.
fiction
 
Metroland
fiction
 
Something to Declare: Essays on France
essays
 
Talking It Over
fiction
 
The Porcupine
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Julian Barnes
by Matthew Pateman
biography
 
Language, History, and Metanarrative in the Fiction of Julian Barnes
by Bruce Sesto
analysis and criticism
 
Understanding Julian Barnes
by Merritt Moseley
criticism and analysis
 
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ContemporaryWriters.com
Find a short biography, critical perspectives, an author statement, bibliography, and list of prizes and awards.

"Barnes's distinctive blend of narrative experimentation and psychological realism is already apparent in Metroland, a highly intelligent, humorous and touching 'coming of age' novel, a bildungsroman for middle-class suburban London. In his second novel, Before She Met Me (1982), he still more fully deploys the potentialities of a network of themes centred in love, infidelity and jealousy. ... Barnes's third and most widely acclaimed novel, Flaubert's Parrot (1984), sets an intricate intertextual web of allusions, references and literary improvisation within the apparently realistic story of Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired English doctor now freely indulging a lifelong interest/obsession with Gustave Flaubert. Beneath this narrative, however, runs a further personal drama, concerning the infidelity and death of the narrator's wife. The search for 'authenticity' -- in art as well as in love -- thus forms the unifying motif of the work, which evolves in the form of a hybrid, subjective, incomplete and contradictory collage of fiction, literary criticism, satire, biography, as well as medieval bestiary, 'train-spotter's guide' and even examination paper."
Guardian Unlimited
Offers a selection of biographical errata (critical verdict, other jobs, recommended works, adaptations, etc.), and a selection of book excerpts and articles from the UK newspaper on Love, etc., Something to Declare, Flaubert's Parrot, The Land of Pain and The Pedant in the Kitchen.

IdentityTheory.com: The Narrative Thread
Read an interview in which Barnes discusses works including Flaubert's Parrot, Love, Etc., Taking It Over.

"As a writer, I want my books to be read as something separate from myself. I produce them as crafted objects out there. To which the reader may respond in what ever way he or she wishes. As a reader of an impressive book I have a natural human curiosity about who made it. On the other hand I think I know enough —- seen enough of the dealings of modern biography to be very protective of my own life and of those around me. There is a danger that celebrity, even the small celebrity of being a writer, joins you on to a different way of behaving and a different way of being behaved to. And as I said we are not running for office. You don't like me. I don't mind. You don't like my books I don't mind...."
JulianBarnes.com
Find an impressive bibliography of works by and about the author, including literary criticism and analysis in English, French, Spanish, and German. Also features a discussion board, and links to dozens of interviews, and a selection of essays on A History of the World in 10½ Chapters.
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