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Levels of Life

Barnes, Julian

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Levels of Life
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An essay on grief and love for the author's late wife Pat, in which he discusses ballooning, photography, love, and bereavement; putting two things and two people together; and then tearing those things apart.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 0345806581
9780345806581
0385350775
9780385350778
Branch Call Number: 823.914 BARNES
Characteristics: 128 pages ; 20 cm

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"In Levels of Life, author Julian Barnes, winner of the 2011 Man Booker prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending, mourns his wife's death. He does so at indirectly at first, expressing the love they shared through elegant essays that celebrate the love between 19th-century aeronauts and their passion for flight itself. Finally, Barnes more directly addresses his grief, describing briefly the illness and death of his wife, Pat Kavanagh, and considering at greater length his emotions and the universality of loss and loneliness." Biography and Memoir November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=701378

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