VIRTUAL EVENT: Julian Barnes, author of Elizabeth Finch

Parnassus Books is pleased to join Avon Library, Rizzoli Books, Community Books in Brooklyn, and Left Bank in St. Louis in presenting a virtual event with Julian Barnes for his new book, Elizabeth Finch.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, August 23rd, at 3:00 PM Central Time. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE. Registrants will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the event. If you have signed up for the event, but have not received the link to view the event by 30 minutes prior to the start time, please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then call for assistance. 

About the Book

This beautiful, spare novel of platonic unrequited love springs into being around the singular character of the stoic, exacting Professor Elizabeth Finch. Neil, the narrator, takes her class "Culture and Civilisation," taught not for undergraduates but for adults of all ages; we are drawn into his intellectual crush on this private, withholding, yet commanding woman. While other personal relationships and even his family drift from Neil's grasp, Elizabeth's application of her material to the matter of daily living remains important to him, even after her death, in a way that nothing else does.

In Elizabeth Finch, we are treated to everything we cherish in Barnes: his eye for the unorthodox forms love can take between two people, a compelling swerve into nonfictional material (this time, through Neil's obsessive study of Julian the Apostate, following on notes Elizabeth left for him to discover after her death), and the forcefully moving undercurrent of history, and biography in particular, as nourishment and guide in our current lives.

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of twenty-four previous books, for which he has received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix Médicis and Prix Femina in France, and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in London.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:00pm
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Elizabeth Finch: A novel By Julian Barnes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593535431
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - August 16th, 2022