Levels of Life

by Julian Barnes

Part history, part fiction, part memoir,  Levels of Life  is a powerfully personal and unforgettable book, and an immediate classic on the subject of grief.Levels of Life opens in the nineteenth century with balloonists, photographers, and Sarah Bernhardt, whose adventures lead seamlessly into an entirely personal account of the author’s own great loss. “You put together two things that have not been put togetherbefore.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.91 out of 5
  • Published September 24th 2013 by Knopf
  • Original Title: Levels of Life
  • ISBN: 0385350775 (ISBN13: 9780385350778)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: J.R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography Nominee (2014)
  • Waterstones Book of the Year Nominee (2013)
  • Prix Jan Michalski Nominee for Longlist (2016)

Part history, part fiction, part memoir,  Levels of Life  is a powerfully personal and unforgettable book, and an immediate classic on the subject of grief.Levels of Life opens in the nineteenth century with balloonists, photographers, and Sarah Bernhardt, whose adventures lead seamlessly into an entirely personal account of the author’s own great loss. “You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed…” Julian Barnes’s new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart.