A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

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This is, in short, a complete, unsettling, and frequently exhilarating vision of the world, starting with the voyage of Noah's ark and ending with a sneak preview of heaven!


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About Julian Barnes

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Julian Barnes's honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2004 he was named Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. He lives in London. www.julianbarnes.com
 
Published June 15, 2011 by Vintage. 326 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Marx's famous elaboration upon an idea of Hegel - ''History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce'' - quoted by Mr. Barnes, is one of the principles of organization in ''A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters.'' Another might be the bemused query: ''Does the world...

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It stood on Flaubert’s desk for several weeks, allegedly, while he wrote a story about a woman besotted with her parrot: “Un Coeur Simple.” The parrot was loaned to Flaubert and he came to dislike it.

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