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Sinopsis: A masterful novel dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, from the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending.
The book begins in 1936, with Dmitri Shostakovich petrified at the age of thirty and fearing for his livelihood and even his life. His opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District has just been denounced in Pravda in an article that certainly reflects the opinion of Joseph Stalin himself. Every night he waits on the landing outside his apartment, expecting NKVD agents to come and whisk him away. Shostakovich reflects on not only his predicament but also his own personal history, his parents and his various women and wives and his children, and all who are still alive themselves hang in the balance of his fate.
When the interrogation he fears does eventually arrive, a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming a casualty of the Great Terror that claims so many of his friends and contemporaries--"chips that had flown while the wood was being chopped." Still, the spectre of the government hovers over him for several further decades, forcing him to constantly weigh the merits of appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through subsequent stages of Shostakovich's life, from being ground into the dirt under the thumb of despotism to being made to serve as a figurehead of Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York, and finally being forced into joining the Party. The trajectory of his career illuminates the evolution of the Soviet Union, with Nikita Khrushchev assuming its leadership, this providing no great joy to Shostakovich.
The Noise of Time is both a heartbreaking account of a relentlessly fascinating man's experience and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society.
About the Author: JULIAN BARNES is the author of twenty previous books, for which he received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in France, the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina; in Austria, the State Prize for European Literature; and in 2004 he was named Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. The author lives in London.
Título: The Noise of Time (Signed, Second Printing)
Editorial: Jonathan Cape
Año de publicación: 2016
Condición del libro: New
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001379213
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Descripción Vintage Publishing, 2016. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP88636719
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Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2016. 9781910702604, 2016. 1st edn 2nd printing. 8vo. Original red lettered black cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (very slightly creased along top edge - otherwise VG, not price clipped). Pp. 183 (previous owner's neat inscription on half title). Nº de ref. de la librería 110942
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near fine, black boards & black end papers, unclipped, price tag residue front d/j, 2mm tear bottom front d/j ( see photos ) , bubble wrapped, mylar proA compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich: Julian Barnes’s first novel since his best-selling, Man Booker Prize–winning The Sense of an Ending. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1491949288343
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Descripción Vintage Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1910702609
Descripción Penguin Random House, London, 2016. hard. Estado de conservación: fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. First edition. In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. So begins Julian Barnes' first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage, it is the work of a true master. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of one man's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society. Signed by author. Hardback. Nº de ref. de la librería 34171
Descripción Vintage Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021910702609