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The Noise of Time

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"Barnes's Masterpiece" (Observer). In May 1937, a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. "Stunning." (Sunday Times). "A profound meditation on power and the relationship of art and power...It is a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding...I don't think Barnes has written a finer, more truthful or more profound book." (Scotsman). "A tour de force by a master novelist at the top of his game." (Daily Express).

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 05/01/2017 ISBN-13: 9781784703325  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; four collections of essays; and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times Number One bestseller Levels of Life. He lives in London.

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There are many fine biographies of Shostakovich, but this new novel by one of our finest living authors does what only a novel can do - it grants us access to the mind of the legendary composer. Through an often dream-like account of Shostakovich's experiences, Julian Barnes explores the tussle between art and power, with a droll, Gogolesque appreciation of the dark absurdities that characterised Stalinist Russia.
 

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