Talking It Over

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 15, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It's moving, it's funny, it's frightening . . . fiction at its best."--New York Times Book Review.


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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this book. In the end I came away from the reading experience still not sure how I felt about it. There's a character in the book - Oliver - who is always ... Read full review

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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

Wish I had went with my gut instinct and quit reading this last fall. Ending up skimming the last 50 pages. No likable characters and overuse of the word "crepuscular" specifically and overall pretentiousness generally. Read full review

Contents

His His or Her Their
Lend Us a Quid
That Summer I Was Brilliant
Now
Everything Starts Here
Stave Off Alzheimers
Now Heres a Funny Thing
OK Boulogne It Is
Love c
Spare Me Val Spare Yourselves Val
What I Think
Now Theres One Cigarette in the Ashtray
Tidying Up
De Consolatione Pecuniae
Sont fous les Anglais
ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES

I Dont Love You
Im Not Sure I Can Believe This

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About the author (2011)

Julian Barnes is the author of more than 20 books, including Keeping an The Sense of an Ending, The Noise of Time, and Eye Open: Essays on Art. He has received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in France, the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina; in Austria, the State Prize for European Literature. In 2004, he was named Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives in London.

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