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28/01/2016 Barnes' "The Noise of Time" is published

The Noise of Time is a novel by English author Julian Barnes. It concerns the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian composer of Soviet times. Only a stroke of luck saves his life, and the book chronicles his life as he seeks to avoid the forces of despotism only for it to find him time and again. However, against the tapestry of a ruthless totalitarian regime, Dmitri maintains his identity, his values, and his passion for art.