Levels of Life

Levels of Life

by Julian Barnes
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Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Daily Candy Best Book of the Year

Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels of Life an immediate classic on the subject of grief.
 
Levels of Life is a book about ballooning, photography, love and loss; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded Barnes the 2011 Booker Prize described him as “an unparalleled magus of the heart.” This book confirms that opinion.
 
“Spare and beautiful...a book of rare intimacy and honesty about love and grief.  To read it is a privilege.  To have written it is astonishing.” —Ruth Scurr, The Times of London

“A remarkable narrative that is as raw in its emotion as it is characteristically elegant in its execution.”  —Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385350778
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 608,719
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester and moved to London in 1946. He is the author of twenty books, and in 2011 won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending. He met Pat Kavanagh in 1978.
 
Pat Kavanagh was born in South Africa and moved to London in 1964. She worked in advertising and then, for forty years, as a literary agent. She married Julian Barnes in 1979, and died in 2008.

Hometown:

London, England

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1946

Place of Birth:

Leicester, England

Education:

Degree in modern languages from Magdalen College, Oxford, 1968

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Levels of Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barnes has written a beautiful book philosophically dealing with the pain of loss and grief. His writing is beautiful and his questioning and probing open many ways to think about these feelings and emotions. A must read.
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