Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story

Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story

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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout his illustrious career.

 

In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface, “A Life with Books”), Julian Barnes examines the British, French and American writers who have shaped his writing, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings… (more)

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Barnes' introduction to the British reissue is included here, and to read it with this fact in hand, one can't help but feel satisfied at the thought that "sleeping" writers can indeed rise again.

Thanks to the personal details Barnes includes, Through The Window is as much a work of autobiography as his magnificent Nothing To Be Frightened Of from 2008.... Through The Window is one of the better collections of literary criticism you are likely to find.

Not every piece will connect with every reader, but Barnes is a fine literary companion.

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Publisher: Vintage (November 20, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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A selection of essays, both personal and wide-ranging, erudite and enthralling, about subjects as diverse as pop culture, lisps, and 1960s American...


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