The noise of time
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
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Book
Edition
First United States edition.
Physical Desc
xi, 201 pages ; 20 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
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Southside - Adult  1 available
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English
ISBN
9781101947241, 1101947241, 9781101971185, 1101971185

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"A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich -- Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich'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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Barnes, J. (2016). The noise of time (First United States edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barnes, Julian. 2016. The Noise of Time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barnes, Julian. The Noise of Time New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Barnes, Julian. The Noise of Time First United States edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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