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

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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

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, the book has been hailed as an exemplary postmodernist text for its…

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Citation: Guignery, Vanessa. "Flaubert's Parrot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 April 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5114, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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