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‘All letters quoted are authentic’: the past after postmodern fabulation in Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George

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Julian Barnes is one of the most admired British writers of his generation. Although known primarily as a novelist and essayist, the ‘chameleon of British letters’ has written with distinction across the widest range of literary genres. Both he and his diverse and distinguished body of work have been awarded numerous literary prizes both in the UK and abroad. This critical guide provides a wide range of current critical perspectives on Barnes's work from best-selling novels of the 1980s, Flaubert’s Parrot and The History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters, up to his recent memoir Nothing to be Frightened of. Including contributions by some of the finest critics working in the contemporary field, it reflects the richness and diversity of one of Britain's greatest living writers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJulian Barnes: contemporary critical perspectives
EditorsS. Groes, P. Childs
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherContinuum International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781441152220
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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NameContemporary critical perspectives

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