Julian Barnes

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"Art belongs to everybody and nobody. Art belongs to all time and no time. Art belongs to those who create it and those who savor it. Art no more belongs to the people and party than it once belonged to the aristocracy and the patron. Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time," writes Barnes.
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Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the Universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years, he moved to London to join the Civil Service, holding a variety of positions dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government.
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The TV production of Arthur & George is also well acted, with wonderful sets, locations, and photography, so enjoy it for what it is. Just go out and read the novel, too.
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The friend who gave me the book knew that I had been investigating and writing about the phenomenology of traumatic loss since the death of my late wife in February of 1991 shattered my world.
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Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.
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What is it about? Barnes's book about the grief he experienced after his wife, Pat Kavanagh, died suddenly of a brain tumor
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J.K. Rowling wrote several notes in a rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (sold in the U.S. as
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While reading The Sense of an Ending, you too, like Tony -- the protagonist -- will peel layers and layers of your life, despite your young or old age, in attempts of finding the lie in the truth and the truth in the lie.
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What does an unreliable narrator tell us about ourselves?
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If you're anything like the rest of the country, you'll be spending Thanksgiving in your hometown, happily surrounded by
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In his acceptance speech, Barnes said "[Jorge Luis] Borges, when asked as he continually was, why he'd never won the Nobel
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Join the Books Editor Andrew Losowsky as he waits for the big announcement. Tweet comments at @huffpostbooks, email books
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What's bad about it? The plot's supposed twists are about as visible as a bucket of blood on virgin snow, which can make
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Patrick deWitt, "The Sisters Brothers" (Granta) Summary: Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers
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This is an extraordinarily irritating book, written by one of those people who smugly believe that, having lost their faith
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MARTIN Amis has bared his teeth and chewed up a book that threatened to intrude on certain aspects of his private life. Small