Some Inspiration from Julian Barnes

Are you aspiring to write great literature? Wondering what the classics are all about? Check out the snippet below from Julian Barnes’ ‘The Sense of an Ending’ to see what his characters think about it. Do you share the same fear?

This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t turn out to be like Literature… Look at our parents – were they the stuff of literature?… Real Literature was about psychological, emotional and social truth as demonstrated by the actions and reflections of its protagonists; the novel was about character developed over time.

— The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes, Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2011

The Writer’s Edit also recommends the book as a whole – delving into the tricky subjects of memory and love among others, with a graceful style that is sure to make an impact, the Man Booker Winner is a must-read.

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