The Resource Nothing to be frightened of, Julian Barnes

Nothing to be frightened of, Julian Barnes

Label
Nothing to be frightened of
Title
Nothing to be frightened of
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I don't believe in God, but I miss him." So begins this book, which is a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the writer Jules Renard. Barnes also draws poignant portraits of the last days of his parents, recalled with great detail, affection and exasperation. Other examples he takes up include writers, "most of them dead and quite a few of them French," as well as some composers, for good measure. Although he cautions us that "this is not my autobiography," the book nonetheless reveals much about Barnes the man and the novelist: how he thinks and how he writes and how he lives. At once deadly serious and dazzlingly playful, this is a wise, funny and constantly surprising tour of the human condition.--From publisher description
Summary
'I don't believe in God, but I miss him. Julian Barnes new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is like a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers. When Angela Carter reviewed Barnes' first novel, Metroland, she praised the mature way he wrote about death. Now, nearly thirty years later, he returns to the subject in a wise , funny and constantly surprising book, which defies category and classification - except as Barnesian
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Biography type
individual biography
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259623
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A6657
LC item number
Z46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Barnes, Julian
  • Authors, English
  • Fear of death
  • Barnes, Julian
  • Barnes, Julian
  • Barnes, Julian
  • Barnes, Julian
Target audience
adult
Label
Nothing to be frightened of, Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn212855028
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780307269638
Lccn
2008019603
System control number
(OCoLC)212855028
Label
Nothing to be frightened of, Julian Barnes
Publication
Control code
ocn212855028
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780307269638
Lccn
2008019603
System control number
(OCoLC)212855028

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