Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot

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In 1983, after having published two fairly conventional novels, Julian Barnes was selected by the Book Marketing Council as one of the twenty “Best of Young British Novelists” in a list which included Martin Amis, William Boyd, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie and Graham Swift. The next year, the outstanding Flaubert’s Parrot met with huge success, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and then went on to win the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and the Prix Médicis in the non-fiction category in France. To this date, the novel remains Julian Barnes’s most celebrated book worldwide and has garnered acclaim from readers, critics and scholars alike. Together with A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters<…

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Guignery, Vanessa. "Flaubert's Parrot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 April 2010
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