The Quirks Of Memory
“…our life is certainly not our life, simply the tale we now have told about our life. Told to others, but-mainly-to ourselves-” Julian Barnes, The feeling of an Ending.
Therefore states the protagonist, Tony Webster, of the person Booker Prize winning novel, The feeling of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The novel is precisely just that-A man in his 60s looking back, retelling and re-examining his life’s story and certain events in them in a nutshell. Nonetheless, it is not a Charles Dickenish variety of a novel where Copperfield will appear at each and each and every event of their life and bore us to death. The storyline of their life that Tony informs us as well as perhaps to himself too is very a succinct, exact one with regular ramblings in the importance and unreliability of memory and duration of time and life as a whole. Which is exactly just exactly how Barnes’ prose additionally works: neat and high in precision-a style of no nonsense, no frills, maybe not too overtly nostalgic glance at one’s life. Continue Reading