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The Resource The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time

Label
The Noise of Time
Title
The Noise of Time
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'BARNES'S MASTERPIECE' - OBSERVERIn May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return.'Stunning' Sunday Times'A profound meditation on power and the relationship of art and power... It is a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding... I don't think Barnes has written a finer, more truthful or more profound book' Scotsman 'A tour de force by a master novelist at the top of his game' Daily Express
Summary
1936: Dmitri Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music
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Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
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10486715
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Noise of Time
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1153d86-6354-4e43-9e2c-71d891e567d2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473524828
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Noise of Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1153d86-6354-4e43-9e2c-71d891e567d2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473524828
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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