Floreat Magdalena (Issue 14, 2015)

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.

Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé (Flammarion, 2015)

Notes on this edition: Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé. Edited by François Armanet. [Paris]: Flammarion, 2015.

François Armanet asked 200 writers of all nationalities to name three books they would take on a desert island. Illustrations by Stéphane Trapier.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 34-35. He selects Flaubert’s Correspondence, Byron’s journals, and The Joy of Cooking.