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The Only Story

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**



Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.

First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.

As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

Tender and wise,
The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.
Portrait
Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels, including
The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction,
Nothing to be Frightened Of and the
Sunday Times number one bestseller
Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 224
Erscheinungsdatum 07.02.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78470-831-3
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/12.8/2.2 cm
Gewicht 206 g
Verkaufsrang 2932
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Ein wahrer Lesegenuss
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Luzern am 29.07.2019
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

Das Buch ist eine Offenbarung und von der ersten bis zur letzen Seite ein purer Lesegenuss. Barnes reflektiert darüber, was uns über das Leben hinweg fundamental beschäftigt: Die einzige, wahre Liebe erfahren die meisten - wenn überhaupt - nur einmal. Der Protagonist blickt auf sein Leben zurück und schildert einfühlsam und refl... Das Buch ist eine Offenbarung und von der ersten bis zur letzen Seite ein purer Lesegenuss. Barnes reflektiert darüber, was uns über das Leben hinweg fundamental beschäftigt: Die einzige, wahre Liebe erfahren die meisten - wenn überhaupt - nur einmal. Der Protagonist blickt auf sein Leben zurück und schildert einfühlsam und reflektiert seine Lebensgeschichte, die von seiner ersten grossen Liebe geprägt ist. Das Buch ist berührend und sprachlich ein Meisterwerk. Kaum zu glauben, dass es nicht autobiographisch ist...

If you love the mix of a love story and philosophy you'll adore "The Only Story"!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 03.06.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

At the beginning I wasn't much of a fan of that story. But the more I read the more I liked the style of the author as well as the plot itself. I was able to relate to the characers, especially to the main protagonist Paul. I can very much recommend the book if you're into 'deeper' topics although you don't have to expect a clas... At the beginning I wasn't much of a fan of that story. But the more I read the more I liked the style of the author as well as the plot itself. I was able to relate to the characers, especially to the main protagonist Paul. I can very much recommend the book if you're into 'deeper' topics although you don't have to expect a classic romantic novel.

Love can only ever be captured in a story
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 12.05.2019
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“A tale as old as time”, they’re saying, and Julian Barnes makes no other claim when he opens his book with Samuel Johnson’s definition of a novel: “A small tale, generally of love.” It sounds so simple, almost insignificant in its “smallness”, and rather banal. A story that has been told many times before, that is being told ag... “A tale as old as time”, they’re saying, and Julian Barnes makes no other claim when he opens his book with Samuel Johnson’s definition of a novel: “A small tale, generally of love.” It sounds so simple, almost insignificant in its “smallness”, and rather banal. A story that has been told many times before, that is being told again and again and again, ad infinitum. What his protagonist does claim is that everybody has just one story, one that is making all the difference; it is the only story. Looking back on his life as an elderly man, he is ready to share all the wisdom he’s accumulated: “Strange how, when you are young, you owe no duty to the future, but when you are old, you owe a duty to the past.” A past that isn’t just about love, but also about pride, shame, living with consequences, sadness, and possibly closure. “It was a question of what heartbreak is, and how exactly the heart breaks, and what is left of it afterwards.” How one starts feeling protective of young lovers: “I want to protect them from what the world is probably going to do to them, and from what they will probably do to one another.” A romance? Yes, there is some of that, but somehow the sheer banality of most people’s lives is pushed to the foreground. The point is that Julian Barnes is so very good at writing about the seemingly banal (and also the tragic) with such clarity and elegance and is so convincing at capturing life’s basic truths. One cannot help but love “listening” to his musings.