The Resource The noise of time, Julian Barnes

The noise of time, Julian Barnes

Label
The noise of time
Title
The noise of time
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
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Language
eng
Summary
"A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society"--
Summary
1936: Dmitri Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
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10486715
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Composers
  • Nationalism and communism
  • Communism and society
  • Soviet Union
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Communism and society
  • Composers
  • Nationalism and communism
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
The noise of time, Julian Barnes
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922630851
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781101947241
Lccn
2015043444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630851
Label
The noise of time, Julian Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922630851
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781101947241
Lccn
2015043444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630851

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