Explaining the Explicit Julian Barnes

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Explaining the Explicit  by  Julian Barnes

Explaining the Explicit by Julian Barnes
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EXPLAINING THE EXPLICIT edited by Jill WatersA series of thoughtful and challenging personal reflections from five very different writers on how best to write about sex (if at all). In little more than a generation, Western culture has arguablyMoreEXPLAINING THE EXPLICIT edited by Jill WatersA series of thoughtful and challenging personal reflections from five very different writers on how best to write about sex (if at all). In little more than a generation, Western culture has arguably progressed from a largely repressed attitude to portraying the pleasures of the flesh to an altogether more permissive approach.

How have writers - and readers - adjusted to these changes and what are authors trying to say when they write about sex ? These essays offer a chance to step back and reflect on some of the subtler aspects of writing about sexuality, arguments that can otherwise get lost in a sea of pneumatic imagery. Somewhere between the conventions of shock, titillation and comedy lies a range of other ideas waiting to be explored.Julian Barnes – is an internationally acclaimed novelist.

He won the Man Booker prize in 2011 for his last novel The Sense of an Ending.David Bellos is a translator and Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton. His book on translation and meaning Is That a Fish in Your Ear? was published in 2011.Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at University of East Anglia. Her book Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby, is due out in April 2013.Vicki Feaver is an award-winning poet and lecturer.

Her last collection The Book of Blood was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2006.Rachel Johnson is a journalist and novelist who won the Bad Sex Award in 2008, the year that the same judges awarded John Updike a ‘lifetime achievement’ award. Her latest novel Winter Games was published in 2012.Jill Waters – is an independent radio producer with a background in publishing.

She commissioned these essays after a conversation with Julian Barnes. They were broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 2013 and are published here in full for the first time.



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