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01Memory20161205

01Memory20161205

As part of Radio 3's 70th celebrations, Julian Barnes - also 70 this year - on why and how he alters his views. Today a word about vacillation, uncertainty and of course - memory.

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he first cites John Maynard Keynes and Francis Picabia. Then, what is the role of memory in all this?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

01Memory20161205

As part of Radio 3's 70th celebrations, Julian Barnes - also 70 this year - on why and how he alters his views. Today a word about vacillation, uncertainty and of course - memory.

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he first cites John Maynard Keynes and Francis Picabia. Then, what is the role of memory in all this?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Words20161206

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he now thinks about a lifetime's use of words. He has his favourites, such as 'decimated' and 'indifference'. But have things stayed the same with words ?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Words20161206

02Words20161206

02Words20161206

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he now thinks about a lifetime's use of words. He has his favourites, such as 'decimated' and 'indifference'. But have things stayed the same with words ?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

03Politics20161207

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he first cites John Maynard Keynes and Francis Picabia. Then, what is the role of memory in all this?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

03Politics20161207

03Politics20161207

03Politics20161207

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he first cites John Maynard Keynes and Francis Picabia. Then, what is the role of memory in all this?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

04Books20161208

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life , he now explores his tastes in literature. He has remained firm in admiration of some authors, others have caused indecision and a change of heart even.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

04Books20161208

04Books20161208

04Books20161208

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life , he now explores his tastes in literature. He has remained firm in admiration of some authors, others have caused indecision and a change of heart even.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

05Time20161209

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed through the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life, he now thinks about the vagaries of time, beginning with a visit to the barbers on the eve of his 70th birthday.

Producer Duncan Minshull.