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Flaubert’s Parrot Novel by Julian Barnes (Farsi)

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The novel follows Geoffrey Braithwaite, a widowed, retired English doctor, visiting France. While visiting sites related to Flaubert, Geoffrey discovers two museums claiming to display the stuffed parrot which sat atop Flaubert’s writing desk for a brief period while he wrote Un Coeur Simple.

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Julian Barnes

Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer. He won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 with The Sense of an Ending, having being shortlisted three times previously with Flaubert’s Parrot, England, England, and Arthur & George. Barnes also writes crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. In addition to novels, Barnes has published collections of essays and short stories. In 2004 he became a Commandeur of L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His honours also include the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was awarded the 2021 Jerusalem Prize. Barnes was born in Leicester, although his family moved to the outer suburbs of London six weeks afterwards. Both of his parents were French teachers. He has said that his support for Leicester City Football Club was, aged four or five, “a sentimental way of hanging on” to his home city. At the age of 10, Barnes was told by his mother that he had “too much imagination”. In 1956, the family moved to Northwood, Middlesex, the ‘Metroland’ of his first novel. He was educated at the City of London School from 1957 to 1964. He then went on to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied Modern Languages. After graduation, he worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary supplement for three years. He then worked as a reviewer and literary editor for the New Statesman and the New Review. During his time at the New Statesman, Barnes suffered from debilitating shyness, saying: “When there were weekly meetings I would be paralysed into silence, and was thought of as the mute member of staff”. From 1979 to 1986 he worked as a television critic, first for the New Statesman and then for The Observer.

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Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
ISBN9789642092826
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Pages248
Weight286 Grams
AuthorJulian Barnes
Persian Titleکتاب طوطی فلوبر اثر جولین بارنز
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