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Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture, Barnes, Julian
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Author Name:    Barnes, Julian

Title:   Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Vintage 

ISBN Number:   1400030870 / 9781400030873

Seller ID:   ING9781400030873

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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.



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