Retrospectively imagined memorials: <i>Cross Channel</i> and <i>The Lemon Table</i>

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780719081064
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700020 | DOI:
Retrospectively imagined memorials: Cross Channel and The Lemon Table

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Barnes has written two volumes of loosely connected short stories. The first, Cross Channel (1995), is explicitly focused on a topic often associated with Barnes and his writing, the relationship between England and France. The second, The Lemon Table (2004), engages a number of themes that striate Barnes's work, such as ageing and death. It is a collection that treats in fictional form issues raised by his later memoir Nothing to Be Frightened of.

Keywords: Julian Barnes; short story; Cross Channel; England; France; ageing; Nothing to Be Frightened of

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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