The Man in the Red Coat OverviewIn this non-fiction exploration of the late nineteenth century in France, also known as the Belle Époque, Julian Barnes selects Dr. Samuel Pozzi, a celebrated gynecologist, society man, salon-goer, and lover, as the hero of his book. Through an investigation into the public and private lives of Dr. Pozzi, the man in a startlingly red coat in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent, Barnes reveals the age's obsession with honor, its inherent violence and cruelty, its literary quarrels, and its explorations of sex and homosexuality. Barnes touches upon themes such as sexuality and marriage, father-daughter relationships, patronage, and more.
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Julian Barnes Biographies (1)
5,817 words, approx. 20 pages
Julian Barnes is one of the most celebrated and most variously rewarding of Britain's younger writers--that is, those who were born in the late 1940s and began publishing in the late 1970s or the 1980...
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