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Conversations With Julian Barnes

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Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604732047
Size: 54.97 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Book Description: Conversations with Julian Barnes collects eighteen interviews, conducted over nearly three decades, by journalists and correspondents throughout the world with the author (b. 1946) of such highly praised novels as Flaubert's Parrot and Arthur & George. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Julian Barnes's varied works and provide readers the most vivid portrait yet of contexts and influences behind his ten novels, his short stories, and his essays. The interviews focus not only on the author's fiction but also on his essays, translations, and pseudonymous writings. Barnes's evolving understanding of the themes developed in his works (history, truth, love, art, and death), his views on the art of the writing process, and the role of authors in contemporary society are also discussed at length.


Novelists In The New Millennium

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Author: Vanessa Guignery
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137292709
Size: 75.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: A collection of interviews with leading writers such as Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy and Will Self. Through these interviews the book explores and introduces a range of key themes in contemporary literature, raising questions about genre, history, postmodernism, celebrity culture and form.


Conversations With Ian Mcewan

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Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 56.41 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: Conversations with Ian McEwan collects sixteen interviews, conducted over three decades, with the British author of such highly praised novels as Enduring Love, Atonement, Saturday, and On Chesil Beach. McEwan (b. 1948) discusses his views on authorship, the writing process, and major themes found in his fiction, but he also expands upon his interests in music, film, global politics, the sciences, and the state of literature in contemporary society. McEwan's candid and forthcoming discussions with notable contemporary writers--Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Ian Hamilton, David Remnick, and Stephen Pinker--provide readers with the most in-depth portrait available of the author and his works. Readers will find McEwan to be just as engaging, humorous, and intelligent as his writings suggest. The volume includes interviews from British, Spanish, French, and American sources, two interviews previously available only in audio format, and a new interview conducted with the book's editor. Ryan Roberts, Springfield, Illinois, is a librarian at Lincoln Land Community College and an editorial assistant for Between the Lines. He is the official webmaster for Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, and James Fenton, among others. 224 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, chronology, index


Julian Barnes From The Margins

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Author: Vanessa Guignery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350125032
Size: 50.38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Exploring the archives of the Man Booker prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes – including notebooks, drafts, typescripts and publishing correspondence – this book is an extraordinary in-depth study of the creative practice of a major contemporary novelist. In Julian Barnes from the Margins, Vanessa Guignery charts the genesis and publication history of all of Barnes's major novels, from his debut with Metroland, through Flaubert's Parrot and A History of the World in 10 1⁄2 Chapters to The Sense of an Ending.


Julian Barnes

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Author: Sebastian Groes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441161430
Size: 65.80 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: An up-to-date critical collection on the work of contemporary British novelist, Julian Barnes.


The Poetics Of Fragmentation In Contemporary British And American Fiction

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Author: Vanessa Guignery
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 1622736168
Size: 63.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Book Description: The last decades have seen a revival of fragmentation in British and American works of fiction that deny linearity, coherence and continuity in favour of disruption, gaps and fissures. Authors such as Ali Smith, David Mitchell and David Shields have sought new ways of representing our global, media-saturated contemporary experience which differ from modernist and postmodernist experimentations from which the writers nevertheless draw inspiration. This volume aims to investigate some of the most important contributions to fragmentary literature from British and American writers since the 1990s, with a particular emphasis on texts released in the twenty-first century. The chapters within examine whether contemporary forms of literary fragmentation constitute a return to the modernist episteme or the fragmented literature of exhaustion of the 1960s, mark a continuity with postmodernist aesthetics or signal a deviation from past models and an attempt to reflect today’s accelerated culture of social media and over-communication. Contributors theorise and classify literary fragments, examine the relationship between fragmentation and the Zeitgeist (influenced by globalisation, media saturation and social networks), analyse the mechanics of multimodal and multimedial fictions, and consider the capacity of literary fragmentation to represent personal or collective trauma and to address ethical concerns. They also investigate the ways in which the architecture of the printed book is destabilised and how aesthetic processes involving fragmentation, bricolage and/or collage raise ontological, ethical and epistemological questions about the globalised contemporary world we live in and its relation to the self and the other. Besides the aforementioned authors, the volume makes reference to the works of J. G. Ballard, Julian Barnes, Mark Z. Danielewski, David Markson, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Foster Wallace, Jeanette Winterson and several others.


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Size: 23.50 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : ru
Pages : 270
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Conversations With Critics

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Author: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press
ISBN:
Size: 62.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 420
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Voices And Silence In The Contemporary Novel In English

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Author: Vanessa Guignery
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443816019
Size: 78.64 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Book Description: This volume examines the various processes at work in expressing silence and excessive speech in contemporary novels in English, covering the whole spectrum from effusiveness to muteness. Even if in the postmodern episteme language is deemed inadequate for speaking the unspeakable, contemporary authors still rely on voice as a mode of representation and a performative tool, and exploit silence not only as a sign of absence, block or withdrawal, but also as a token of presence and resistance. Logorrhoea and reticence are not necessarily antithetical as compulsive verbosity may work as a smokescreen to sidestep the real issues, while silences and gaps may reveal more than they hide. By submitting their texts to both expansion and retention, hypertrophy and aphasia, writers persistently test the limits of language and its ability to make sense of individual and collective stories. The present volume analyses the complex poetics of silence and speech in fiction from the 1960’s to the present, with special focus on Will Self, Graham Swift, John Fowles, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jenny Diski, Lionel Shriver, Michèle Roberts, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Safran Foer, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Zadie Smith, Jamaica Kincaid, Ryhaan Shah and J.M. Coetzee.