THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Julian Barnes Literary Criticism

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, analysing various aspects of Barnes ironic book. Topics discussed include narrative voice and structure; Levi-strauss's concept of bricolage, as well as Barnes and Barthes similar outlook to the study of history.

Arthur and George

An essay by Soo Kim which utilizes the theories of the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas to discuss this novel's relationship to both postmodern narrative and detective fiction.

The Lemon Table

An in-depth review by Ruth Franklin of this short story collection for The New Republic.