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Fictional Biography at its Finest: ‘The Noise of Time,’ by Julian Barnes (2016)

The first Barnes novel I ever read was the charmingly idiosyncratic ‘Flaubert’s Parrot’, a delightfully unreliable biography of the French novelist.  When I learned that ‘The Noise of Time’ was a new fictional biography, this time of the Soviet composer Shostakovich, … Continue reading

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