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Elizabeth Finch : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Elizabeth Finch : a novel / Julian Barnes.

Barnes, Julian, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 059353543X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593535431 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593535431
  • ISBN: 059353543X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"From the award-winning novelist, a compact narrative that turns on the death of a vivid and particular woman, and becomes the occasion for a man's deeper examination of love, friendship, and biography. This beautiful, spare novel of platonic unrequited love springs into being around the singular character of the stoic, exacting Professor Elizabeth Finch. Neil, the narrator, takes her class on Culture and Civilization, taught not for undergraduates but for adults of all ages; we are drawn into his intellectual crush on this private, withholding yet commanding woman. While other personal relationships and even his family drift from Neil's grasp, Elizabeth's application of her material to the matter of daily living remains important to him, even after her death, in a way that nothing else does. In Neil's story, we are treated to everything we cherish in Barnes: his eye for the unorthodox forms love can take between two people, a compelling swerve into nonfictional material (this time, through Neil's obsessive study of Julian the Apostate, following on notes Elizabeth left for him to discover after her death), and the forcefully moving undercurrent of history, and biography in particular, as nourishment and guide in our current lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Novels.
Romans.

Available copies

  • 13 of 28 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burnham Library - Bridgewater.

Holds

  • 3 current holds with 28 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC BARNES (Text) 36937002168939 Adult New Material Checked out 10/08/2022


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