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Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture

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Publisher Comments:

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

Barness appreciation extends from Frances 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Born in Leicester, England, in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of stories, and a previous collection of essays. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In France he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, and in 1988 he was made a Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

An Englishman abroad — Spending their deaths on holiday — The promises of their ordination — The land without Brussels sprouts — Tour de France 1907 — Tour de France 2000 — The pouncer — French letters — Flaubert's death-masks — Not drowning but waving : the case of Louise Colet — Drinking ink — Two moles — Consolation v. desolation — Tail-flaying — The cost of conscientious literature — Faithful betrayal — Justin : a small major character.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030873
Author:
Barnes, Julian
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Julian Barnes
Location:
New York
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
France
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
France Civilization.
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Subject:
TRAVEL / Europe / France
Subject:
France-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Travel - France
Subject:
Travel Writing-Europe
Subject:
Travel Writing-France
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 03-10
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 HALFTONES
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.65 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » France » General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Travel » Europe » France
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400030873 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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