Reviews // 5 Articles
The Inevitable Death of Julian Barnes and Everyone Else
16 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM
According to Julian Barnes, the fear of death is "the most rational thing in the world." But denying the certainty of death also can be a rational act, at least until that time when it is not.
'The Noise of Time' Considers the Artist's Place in an Oppressive State
26 May 2016 // 9:30 PM
In this fictional account of composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Barnes reveals the inner conflicts of a man trying to live by a set of principles in a shfting time and place.
'Levels of Life' Is, on One Level, a Meditation on Julian Barnes’ Grief
5 Nov 2013 // 9:05 PM
Levels of Life is also an exercise in form, an exemplar of the inadequacy of any one literary form for expressing certain sentiments and theses.