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Elizabeth Finch
Elizabeth Finch
Elizabeth Finch
Hörbuch5 Stunden

Elizabeth Finch

Geschrieben von Julian Barnes

Erzählt von Justin Avoth

Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen



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From the award-winning novelist, a magnetic tale that centers on the presence of a vivid and particular woman, whose loss becomes the occasion for a man’s deeper examination of love, friendship and biography

This beautiful, spare novel of platonic unrequited love springs into being around the singular character of the stoic, exacting Professor Elizabeth Finch. Neil, the narrator, takes her class “Culture and Civilisation,” taught not for undergraduates but for adults
of all ages; we are drawn into his intellectual crush on this withholding yet commanding woman. While other personal relationships and even his family drift from Neil’s grasp, Elizabeth’s application of her material to the matter of daily living remains important
to him, even after her death, in a way that nothing else does. In Elizabeth Finch, we are treated to everything we cherish in Barnes: his eye for the unorthodox forms love can take between two people, a compelling swerve into nonfictional
material (this time, through Neil’s obsessive study of Julian the Apostate, following notes Elizabeth left for him to discover after her death), and the forcefully moving undercurrent of history, and biography especially, as nourishment and guide in our current lives.
Erscheinungsdatum16. Aug. 2022
Elizabeth Finch

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes (Leicester, 1946) se educó en Londres y Oxford. Está considerado como una de las mayores revelaciones de la narrativa inglesa de las últimas décadas. Entre muchos otros galardones, ha recibio el premio E.M. Forster de la American Academy of Arts and Letters, el William Shakespeare de la Fundación FvS de Hamburgo y es Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    enhanced by a spot-on reading performance, “Elizabeth Finch” reminds me of Joseph Conrad at his best. A narrator with a distinctive voice wrestles with another being’s complexity and warts with great sympathy and love. Quite fine.

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