Letters from London

Letters from London

Julian Barnes / Jul 23, 2019

Letters from London With brilliant wit idiosyncratic intelligence and a bold grasp of intricate political realities the celebrated author of Flaubert s Parrot turns his satiric glance homeward to England in a sparkli

  • Title: Letters from London
  • Author: Julian Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780679761617
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • With brilliant wit, idiosyncratic intelligence, and a bold grasp of intricate political realities, the celebrated author of Flaubert s Parrot turns his satiric glance homeward to England, in a sparkling collection of essays that illustrates the infinite variety of contemporary London life.

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    About "Julian Barnes"

      • Julian Barnes

        Julian Patrick Barnes is a contemporary English writer of postmodernism in literature He has been shortlisted three times for the Man Booker Prize Flaubert s Parrot 1984 , England, England 1998 , and Arthur George 2005 , and won the prize for The Sense of an Ending 2011 He has written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.Following an education at the City of London School and Merton College, Oxford, he worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary Subsequently, he worked as a literary editor and film critic He now writes full time His brother, Jonathan Barnes, is a philosopher specialized in Ancient Philosophy.He lived in London with his wife, the literary agent Pat Kavanagh, until her death on 20 October 2008.


    265 Comments

    1. This book made me want to move to London more than anything else, besides my true love living there or whatever. So then I moved to London. And then I didn't really dig London, so I cam back. And years later, I re-read this, and it kinda made me want to move to London again. Then I got over it but know what I haven't gotten over? How freaking sexy Julian Barnes looks in this edition's author photo. He's all, "I'm one of the greatest living writers. I know it. You know it. Just look at me."Ooo! A [...]


    2. Perhaps a little dated, Julian Barnes' "Letter from London" column ran in the New Yorker from 1990 to 1995. But he's such a lovely, brilliant writer, that even if only as historical documents, this is a fun read.Mr Barnes has such a way with words. Perhaps a silly thing to say of a writer, that is his craft of course. I was intending to read one or two pieces at a time, interspersed between other things, but in the end, I just ploughed right through it. Who knew fifteen year-old British politics [...]


    3. I choose this for my list simply because I love the introduction and the bit about the fact checkers at the New Yorker.


    4. Not all of the trivia these essays are larded with have aged especially well, but I picked this up again to reread the longish and very good chapter on the financial crisis at Lloyd's of London in the early 90s and it still seems to me a model of reporting on complex financial phenomena.


    5. Strangely enough I've never really got into any of Barnes' novels. But I love his essays and this collection is no exception. True, they are somewhat dated and so more of a historical value than when they were written but still very thought-provoking and entertaining.


    6. 3.5*Only read a couple of the chapters for a seminar and it's an easy read. Ironical and even comical some times, Barnes captures the raw truth behind England's most controversial and important moments.


    7. ch3815h.wordpress/2013/12Cartea, o serie intreaga de articole de presa de pe vremea cand la inceputul anilor ’90, Julian Barnes autorul era crespondent jurnalistic al The New York Times la Londra exprima cu o nonsalanta si o lejeritate a discursului jurnalistic asezonat cu piperul ironiei tipic britanice, gustate functie de gust in privinta intensitatii satisfactiei cu care este perceputa de public viata acelor ani prin via si mereu contemplativa munca de analiza fina dusa pe meleagurile natal [...]


    8. Julian Barnes was London correspondent forThe New Yorkerfrom 1989 to 1994. This book is a collection of columns written during that period. And it's terrific. Barnes is extraordinarily smart and unfathomably erudite, qualities which - oddly enough - don't always serve him well in his fiction (he can't help showing off, which distracts the reader and detracts from the writing). But in a collection of reportage pieces like this one, his intelligence and breadth of knowledge add to the quality of t [...]


    9. Als Auslandskorrespondent im eigenen Land schrieb Barnes 1990 bis 1994 für den New Yorker über London. Schon das Vorwort, in dem er über die Wortklauberei (stilistisch und inhaltlich) der Redaktion schreibt ist amüsant, seine Beschreibung des englischen Parlaments – und das zur Thatcher-Ära – grandios und entlarvend. Der Leser lernt viel über englische Politik, langweilt sich dabei aber nie. Etwas schade fand ich es, dass Barnes nicht stärker auch andere Themen aus dem Londoner Alltag [...]


    10. This book surprised me from the very first article. I felt like it represented all I like about British literature and culture: that wonderful idiosyncrasy, the witty rhetoric I had read a couple of books by Julian Barnes before, but I didn't like them as much as this one. Perhaps it's the format, a collection of essays published in The New Yorker, the kind of journalistic style I truly enjoy. Or maybe it's the topic: a detailed description of British politics, cultural life and significant even [...]


    11. I enjoyed this a great deal. The period of history it covers is one I lived through and yet didn't have a particularly detailed knowledge of since I was aged 10-15. For instance, I knew that the poll tax was crassly awful but I didn't know quite why. Now I do.Oh, and here's something droll. In the article about Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes refers to a fellow scrivener being unable to attend a fundraiser for an Oxford college as he has "unavoidably gone skiing".Barnes writes that the "fictioneer [...]


    12. Once I grew accustomed to Julian Barnes' writing voice, so different from the kinds of things I read on a daily basis for my job, I enjoyed this book very much. Yes, it's been almost 20 years since most of the pieces were written. Yet having read it, I feel I understand more about England, and about topics that will still resonate when I visit there later in 2011.


    13. I found this at a hostel in Sumatra, and exchanged Emergency Sex for it, which is interesting because they both served to remind and educate me about the 90's. It was also good to read this after The Rotter's Club, which cover the preceding years in England. Odd to come across three books in random hostels that go so well together.


    14. It took me nearly a month to read the first essay in the book. Partly my fault as I was only reading before going to sleep and was tired when I started. Even so, the essay was smart, funny in a dry way, and engaging. I have now moved on to the third essay. Barnes writes well, and curiously, I find myself intrigued with the way he travels through and around his chosen topics.


    15. Skipped most of the political essays because of my ignorance of UK politics of the 70's and 80's - but enjoyed the other essays. Bit of humor, sarcasm - what I find typical English understated descriptions. Always enjoy Julian Barnes' writing.



    16. bit out of date now as relate to politics of the early 90s so bit before my time of being aware of politics but interesting in places



    17. It would have been a full five fat stars had it not been for the horrendously boring chapter on mazes. Too bad


    18. Good. Witty, acerbic. I wish I had read it earlier when the essays had more impact. The imapact was lessened as the events seemed to long ago.


    19. Not as much fun as I had hoped it would be. One thing is clear - he hated Margaret Thatcher and never missed an opportunity to let his readers know.


    20. oooh, snap! barnes delivers again! you know, if books were like drinks, barnes' would be some kind of a tonic. something with an addictive taste and a fizzle, but with enough alcohol to burn its way down when you swallow it.


    21. New Yorker magazine pieces from Julian Barnes, who for 5 years did the "Letter From London" for that mag (which used to be--and maybe still is--my favourite). Interesting but somewhat dated. Good bedtime reading because some of the essays put me to sleep fast. . . .



    22. Liked it, liked the elegant language but boy, am I tired of reading it! It was like an unnecessary return to the old days I can vaguely remember.



    23. read most of the essays (skipped 3, i think)- well-written as always, just focussed a bit too much on thencurrent events


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