Dr. Frederick M. Holmes publishes book on Julian Barnes
Frederick M. Holmes
Palgrave MacMillan 2009
"This comprehensive introduction places the work of Julian Barnes into historical and theoretical context. Including a timeline of key dates. This guide explores his characteristic literary techniques, offers extensive readings of all ten novels and provides an overview of the varied critical reception his work has provoked."
"Holmes examines Barnes's characteristic literary techniques and focuses on the themes of personal and national identity, the representation of history and the treatment of love."
from the cover:"Frederick M. Holmes's book offers an insightful and accessible examination of Julian Barnes's work, providing a wide range of perspectives and critical approaches. His analysis is always lucid, flowing, informed and illuminating."- Vanessa Guignery, University of La Sorbonne, Paris.Dr. Holmes has taught Julian Barnes's fiction at graduate level and is also the author of The Historical Imagination: Postmodernism and the Treatment of the Past in Contemporary British Fiction.
The Department of English
invites you to a book launch celebration for
Julian Barnes by Dr. Rick Holmes
Friday, January 23, 2009