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“Metroland” by Julian Barnes Essay

“Metroland” by Julian Barnes Essay

Published in 1980, Julian Barnes’ Metroland chronicles the coming of age story of Christopher Lloyd who grows up in the suburbs of London, his exciting time in Paris in 1968 as a graduate student, and the beginning of his ensuing marriage. The book took Barnes between seven and eight years to write and can be read as a largely autobiographical account of Christopher Lloyd and his best friend Toni who share a disillusionment with the bourgeois lifestyle of the establishment forces of cosmopolitanism (Bailey).

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