The Lemon Table

by | Publisher: Vintage
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If Julian Barnes' new collection of stories has a theme it is 'rage in age'. Among the Chinese the lemon is the symbol of death. At the 'lemon table' (a coinage of Sibelius, protagonist of the final story) it is permissible - indeed obligatory - to t ...Continua
Wrote 2/12/12
Semi-fictional essays with very profound messages.
Check my review in Spanish about this book: I liked this book a lot, because it is not entirely fantasy, nor cold essays about certain interesting facts of life. This book is like a...Continua
Wrote 3/26/11
Three stories are among the best ever written by Barnes: "Complicity" (on the magic of falling in love); "Carcassonne" (where you can find also references to the Italian Risorgimento and Giuseppe Garibaldi (and his wife Anita); and, the most beautifu...Continua

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