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brenda-webster's picture
Dec.18.2013
Recently I was discussing John Banville's prize winning book, The Untouchables with my book group. Someone brought up the question of whether or not there is a specifically "gay" art. Just musing about the topic. My mother used to dislike being praised as a woman artist instead of just an...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.26.2012
Some books are a breeze to read, even when they run over 800 pages, and some books, no matter how long or short, are more like slogging through muddy clay wearing lead boots. Books like that often have excellent grammar, wonderful similes and metaphors, and the writing is sublime, but something is...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.14.2011
Of course I think of Kafka as being the quintessential international writer, but if the likes of John Banville want to claim him as Irish - I'll lift a jar to the sentiment. But I will point out that Kafka set one of his novels in North Amerika and not Ireland. Franz Kafka Photo by: Archive...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.27.2011
John Banville awarded Kafka Prize byMichael Stein  © ČTKJohn Banville accepting the Franz Kafka Prize Irish novelist John Banville was presented the 11th annual Franz Kafka Prize on Tuesday by the Franz Kafka Society, with various Czech dignitaries in attendance. The ceremony...
sarah-stone's picture
Oct.19.2011
  After Litcrawl, in a Dog-Eared Books as packed as I’ve ever seen it, we were buying John Banville’s Shroud (another dark, interior, narcissistic, fascinating narrator – all I can say about Banville is, “Don’t try this at home.”) Also, I’ve been reading Peter Singer’s Practical Ethics and...
dale-estey's picture
May.26.2011
 John Banville wins Kafka prize Irish novelist given honour thought by some to be a Nobel prize augury by Alison Flood   'I've been wrestling with Kafka since I was an adolescent' ... John Banville. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Languishing in the Nobel prize for literature odds last year at 66/1...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.26.2010
  CASHEW TREE    During a CBC Radio 1 interview with the Irish author, John Banville, I heard him say: "Writers who say characters are independent are either lying or crazy". I have decided, from my perch in Bedlam, to tell such a falsehood as to make strong men weep. I have not read...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.27.2010
  15 Questions with John BanvilleThe award-winning novelist discusses good works, strong drink, and the life of a writerBy Michelle B. Timmerman, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER Published: Friday, February 26, 2010 Courtesy Douglas Banville With his new book “The Infinities,” John Banville, explores...
annette-dunlea's picture
Jan.18.2010
My Book Recommendation – The Sea by John Banville   Title: The Sea Author: John Banville Paperback: 200 pages Picador: New edition edition (21 April 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0330483293 ISBN-13: 978-0330483292 Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 1 cm Product DescriptionWhen art...
annette-dunlea's picture
Nov.21.2009
Annette The Author’s Book Recommendation – The Sea Title: The Sea Author:  John Banville Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Picador; New edition edition (21 April 2006) Language English ISBN-10: 0330483293 ISBN-13: 978-0330483292 Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 2.5 cm Product Description When art...