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Elizabeth Finch : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Elizabeth Finch : a novel

Barnes, Julian (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 059353543X
  • ISBN: 9780593535431
  • ISBN: 9780593535431 : HRD
  • ISBN: 059353543X : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages cm
    print
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
  • Badges:
    • Recently Published: 5 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "From the award-winning novelist, a compact narrative that turns on the death of a vivid and particular woman, and 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 on Culture and Civilization, taught not for undergraduates but for adults of all ages; we are drawn into his intellectual crush on this private, 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 Neil's story, 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 on notes Elizabeth left for him to discover after her death), and the forcefully moving undercurrent of history, and biography in particular, as nourishment and guide in our current lives"--
Genre: Romans.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 19 of 30 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 30 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library F BAR (Text) 33625122842433 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/19/2022

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