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Monday, January 24 2011

The Best Fiction of 2010

Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.


Reviews

Thursday, September 27 2012

First Love, 50 Years Later: John Banville's 'Ancient Light'

The intimacy of sex collides with the distance of autonomy.


Sunday, August 26 2012

'Vengeance' Is Fifth in the Quirke Mysteries Series, and Its Quirky, All Right

"You don't put a bullet in your heart unless there's something seriously the matter." This acerbic tone sharpens the book in typically Irish fashion, as backbiting shoves into indirection and caroms off of bluntness.


Monday, April 5 2010

The Infinities by John Banville

This Irish novelist and critic is, without question, one of the great living masters of English-language prose.


Thursday, September 1 2005

The Sea by John Banville

These were the moments I truly cared about Max and his experiences by the sea. I identified with him, with his longings, and his fearless divulgence of his most private secrets and thoughts.


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