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A history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters

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A stowaway aboard Noah's Ark gives us his account of the Voyage - a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version - which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors who place him in a cruel dilemma. An ecclesiastical court in medieval France hears a bizarre case . . . Barnes creates a kaleidoscope of narrative voices - from fiction and fact, painting and snatches of autobiography - that comes slowly and compellingly into focus. You will want to read it again and again, and why not? There's nothing around to touch it.' Anne Smith, Literary Review There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays . . . storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' Financial Times Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' Nadine Gordimer

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Author(s):
Barnes Julian
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330313991
ISBN-13:
9780330313995
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Picador 1990
Title:
A History of the World in 10.5 Chapters

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A stowaway aboard Noah's Ark gives us his account of the Voyage - a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version - which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors who place him in a cruel dilemma. An ecclesiastical court in medieval France hears a bizarre case . . . Barnes creates a kaleidoscope of narrative voices - from fiction and fact, painting and snatches of autobiography - that comes slowly and compellingly into focus. You will want to read it again and again, and why not? There's nothing around to touch it.' Anne Smith, Literary Review There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays . . . storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' Financial Times Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' Nadine Gordimer

Author(s):
Barnes Julian
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330313991
ISBN-13:
9780330313995
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Picador 1990
Title:
A History of the World in 10.5 Chapters

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