Something To Declare

Something To Declare

Book - 2002
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Anyone who loves France (or just feels strongly about it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes's previous books, will be enraptured by this collection of essays on the country and its culture.

Barnes's appreciation extends from France's vanishing peasantry to its hyper-literate pop singers, from the gleeful iconoclasm of nouvelle vague cinema to the orgy of drugs and suffering that is the Tour de France. Above all, Barnes is an unparalleled connoisseur of French writing and writers. Here are the prolific and priapic Simenon, Baudelaire, Sand and Sartre, and several dazzling excursions on the prickly genius of Flaubert. Lively yet discriminating in its enthusiasm, seemingly infinite in its range of reference, and written in prose as stylish as haute couture , Something to Declare is an unadulterated joy.

Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2002.
ISBN: 9780679312093
0679312099
Branch Call Number: 944 Bar
Characteristics: xviii, 318 p. : ill.

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Jun 14, 2014

A collection of recycled journalism, with some articles more interesting than others and about half of the articles on Flaubert.

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