Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. Floreat Magdalena: The Magazine for Magdalen Members, Issue 14, 2015. Pp. 3.
Julian Barnes was one of several authors asked to contribute words about a single book that “Changed My Life”. He lists several authors of influence, including Kingsley Amis, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time, Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, Byron’s Don Juan, Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours de Voyage, and Cervantes’ Don Quixote.