Thursday, May 12, 2011


In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reviews Julian Barnes's new collection of short stories, Pulse, describing some stories as "beautiful, elegiac tales about how marriages endure or change over time" and others as "brittle exercises in craft . . . substituting verbal facility for genuine humor or real feeling." Ah, what to do . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Haven't read any Barnes since Talking it Over multiple years ago. Always had a soft spot for History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters. I should check out his shorter stuff.