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Through the Window

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain's greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout his illustrious career.
 
In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface, "A Life with Books"), Julian Barnes examines the British, French and American writers who have shaped his writing, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures.

From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the many translations of Madame Bovary to the fabulations of Ford Madox Ford, from the National Treasure status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, Julian Barnes considers what fiction is, and what it can do. As he writes, "Novels tell us the most truth about life: what it is, how we live it, what it might be for, how we enjoy and value it, and how we lose it."

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Through the Window
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4713-4470-3 / 978-1-4713-4470-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Through the Window
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4713-4471-1 / 978-1-4713-4471-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-345-81300-6 / 978-0-345-81300-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story (Vintage International)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-345-80550-X / 978-0-345-80550-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-09-957858-1 / 978-0-09-957858-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4915-3259-9 / 978-1-4915-3259-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Through the Window
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story (Vintage International)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   



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