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Author Barnes, Julian, author.

Title The noise of time / Julian Barnes.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    BARNES,JUL    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    BARNES,JUL    Available
Edition First United States edition.
Description xi, 201 pages ; 20 cm
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Summary "1936: 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 at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Shostakovich, Dmitri Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 -- Fiction.
Composers -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.
Nationalism and communism -- Fiction.
Communism and society -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Barnes, Julian, author. Noise of time. First American edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 9781101947258 (DLC) 2015048211
ISBN 9781101947241 (hardcover)
1101947241 (hardcover)
9781101971185 (softcover)
1101971185 (softcover)

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