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Shroud

by John Banville

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0375411305
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9780375411304
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Used; Good. 5-E-06 Knopf 2003 Hardcover. Previous owner's name on front free end page. A couple of pages have light pencil underlining which deos not obscure text. Jacket has light wear. Book Condition; Good Jacket Condition; Good . 2003. HARDCOVER.

Synopsis

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book, Long Lankin , was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn , Birchwood , Doctor Copernicus , Kepler , The Newton Letter , Mefisto , The Book of Evidence (which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize), Ghosts , Athena , The Untouchable , and Eclipse . He lives in Dublin.

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On Mar 31 2010, Serendipity said:
Warning: here be SPOILERS....Another fine example of Banville's eloquent prose being used to tell a twisted, deceitful story concerning notions of the Self and reality. Axel Vander, the snobbish, literate, ageing narrator, has fled the sunny coast of California (where he is a celebrated academic modelled in part after Paul De Man) and returned to the Old World; specifically Turin, to meet and confront a young research student who has unwittingly uncovered a great lie at the heart of Vander's life: that as a youth in Holland he wrote anti-semitic articles in a right-wing journal. But there are deeper secrets than that, not the least of which is that he isn't Axel Vander at all, but a Jewish friend of Vander's who appropriated his name after hearing that Vander had been killed in the early part of the war. Now old and dying, Vander begins an impossible love-affair with his young un-masker. The setting, of course, is significant as the Shroud of Turin is both an object of worship and a fake. As usual with Banville, the prose is exquisite to the point where excessive praise seems superfluous. The plot is of less interest than the delicious descriptive language, and the setting allows Banville to explore the meaning of "meaning", fakery, etc, along with his requisite dose of sex, unhappy ghosts, haunting memories, lies, tenderness and torture. Brilliant. I waited a long time to get around to reading this novel, and I wasn't disappointed.

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Bookseller
Fleur Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
9780375411304
Title
Shroud
Author
John Banville
Format/binding
HARDCOVER
Book condition
Used; Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0375411305
ISBN 13
9780375411304
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2003
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction- Hardcover/Trade;

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