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John Banville

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(dut) John Banville schrijft thrillers onder het pseudoniem Benjamin Black.

(eng) John Banville writes thrillers under the pseudonym Benjamin Black: these works are now aliased to this page.


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Tekijän teokset

The Sea (2005) 5,445 kappaletta
Christine Falls (2007) 2,235 kappaletta
The Untouchable (1997) 1,570 kappaletta
Todistajan kirja (1989) 1,561 kappaletta
The Silver Swan (2008) 1,072 kappaletta
The Infinities (2009) 973 kappaletta
Snow (2017) 853 kappaletta
Eclipse (2000) 710 kappaletta
Shroud (2002) 708 kappaletta
Elegy for April (2010) 667 kappaletta
Ancient Light (2012) 571 kappaletta
Doctor Copernicus (1976) 559 kappaletta
Ghosts (1993) 508 kappaletta
Kepler (1981) 507 kappaletta
The Black-Eyed Blonde (2014) 500 kappaletta
A Death in Summer (2011) 485 kappaletta
Athena (1995) 425 kappaletta
The Lemur (2008) 388 kappaletta
The Newton Letter (1982) 384 kappaletta
Mefisto (1986) 380 kappaletta
Mrs Osmond (2017) 358 kappaletta
Vengeance (2010) 347 kappaletta
April in Spain (2021) 337 kappaletta
Holy Orders (2013) 312 kappaletta
Birchwood (1973) 309 kappaletta
The Blue Guitar (2015) 308 kappaletta
Prague Nights (2017) 271 kappaletta
Even the Dead (2016) 228 kappaletta
The Singularities (2022) 201 kappaletta
The Lock-Up (2023) 167 kappaletta
The Secret Guests (2020) 157 kappaletta
Time pieces: a Dublin memoir (2016) 124 kappaletta
The Revolutions Trilogy (2000) 117 kappaletta
Nightspawn (1971) 59 kappaletta
Long Lankin (1970) 55 kappaletta
Marlowe (2023) 17 kappaletta
Great Poets of the 20th Century: Seamus Heaney (2008) — Esipuhe — 14 kappaletta
The Drowned (2024) 7 kappaletta
Godenzonen : verhalen over mannen (1999) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
First Light (2006) 6 kappaletta
Conversation in the Mountains (2008) 6 kappaletta
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (2008) 5 kappaletta
Quirke (Season 1) 4 kappaletta
Riviera: The Complete First Season (2021) — Screenwriter — 3 kappaletta
De garage 2 kappaletta
Drevna svetlost (2014) 1 kappale
Kepler 1 kappale
DETI 1 kappale
Tony Judt 1 kappale

Associated Works

Dracula (1897) — Johdanto, eräät painokset35,774 kappaletta
Oikeusjuttu (1925) — Johdanto, eräät painokset20,026 kappaletta
Lahjakas herra Ripley (1955) — Johdanto, eräät painokset6,254 kappaletta
Naurua pimeässä (1932) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,906 kappaletta
All Souls (1989) — Johdanto, eräät painokset885 kappaletta
Kasvot vedessä (1950) — Johdanto, eräät painokset827 kappaletta
The Score (1964) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset494 kappaletta
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Avustaja — 280 kappaletta
The Lord Chandos Letter and Other Writings (2005) — Johdanto — 240 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
The Love Object: Selected Stories (2013) — Johdanto — 144 kappaletta
Granta 41: Biography (1992) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
Granta 56: What Happened to Us? (1996) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
Best European Fiction 2013 (2012) — Esipuhe — 73 kappaletta
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (2011) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Magnum Ireland (2005) — Johdanto — 41 kappaletta
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Women (2004) — Johdanto, eräät painokset39 kappaletta
The Eggman and the Fairies (2012) — Toimittaja — 11 kappaletta
Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (2002) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Sea [2013 film] (2017) — Original book — 3 kappaletta
Damien Hirst: Superstition — Johdanto — 2 kappaletta
The New York Times Book Review, November 6, 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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The Sea by John Banville - Group Read December 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (lokakuuta 2023)
Group Read, May 2023: The Sea, 1001 Books to read before you die (toukokuu 2023)
Group Read, March 2021: The Book of Evidence, 1001 Books to read before you die (maaliskuu 2021)


My copy of John Banville's Doctor Copernicus is a beautiful first American edition, which I bought for the princely sum of $25 back in 2014. I decided to read it for A Year with John Banville co-hosted by Kim at Reading Matters and Cathy from rel="nofollow" target="_top">746 Books because it's the oldest of books that I have on the Banville TBR.

My copy was almost pristine, so much so that the pages in the latter part of the book had to be gently prised apart, as if they had never been read. And I think I know why that might be...

I think that perhaps engagement with the text might fizzle out for some readers. It nearly did with me.

The book is written in four sections and the first two are lively enough. They focus on the childhood of Copernicus (1473-1543) and his life up to about his middle thirties. The most engaging part of these sections is the sibling rivalry between Copernicus and his brother Andreas. Copernicus is mild, bookish, clever, industrious and apparently celibate, and Andreas is handsome, lazy, irresponsible, profligate and promiscuous. At every opportunity, he torments Copernicus out of jealousy, following him across Europe to Italy and back, sponging off him while deriding his successes and creating embarrassment for him in church circles. The descriptions of his ultimate fate as he succumbs to the pox are truly grotesque and not for the faint-hearted.

To read the rest of my review please visit https://anzlitlovers.com/2024/06/13/doctor-copernicus-1976-the-revolutions-trilo...… (lisätietoja)
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anzlitlovers | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 12, 2024 |
Muy buena, menos opresiva que la Dublin de QUircke Black nos regala una policial historica ubicada en la prga del 1600. Aparecen muertos, que se mezcaln con una intriga que va mas alla y preanuncia la guerra de los 30 años
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gneoflavio | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 8, 2024 |
Banville weaves a dream-like narrative about a disgraced man (presumably Freddie Montgomery from Book of Evidence, now settled in a fairly decrepit city) getting involved with an art forgery ring and a beautiful woman, “A”. The chapters are punctuated by Montgomery’s curatorial analyses of fictitious artworks inspired by real paintings. These chart his unraveling as he loses A. Banville’s prose is really a joy to read as he gets inside the head of a lonely (and despicable) man mourning and obsessing over A.… (lisätietoja)
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jklugman | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 5, 2024 |
Wonderful, beautiful study of identity and memory, the transitory and elusive nature of both, and how relationships--and the death of those relationships--influence them. Banville uses the surface narrative of a man dealing (or not dealing) with his wife's death to explore deeper philosophical themes.
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prairiemage | 173 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 29, 2024 |



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