BANVILLE, John

The Book Of Evidence

The protagonist, a brilliant scientist in his youth, has led a bohemian life in his later years, traveling around the Mediterranean islands, between disreputable bars and excessive idleness. Returning to...

Mrs. Osmond

With Mrs. Osmond, John Banville emulates some of the best features of Henry James’s Portrait of a Lady, of which it is a sequel. John Banville is a master of English style: his writing is...

Copérnico

A fictionalized biography, in which real facts and fiction are very intermixed. It hardly deals with scientific questions, but rather, simply presents the thoughts and interests of the main character. The...

The Sea

Max Morden is mourning the wife he has recently lost to cancer. He returns to the seaside of his childhood summers to stay in the house where his first love also once stayed. Reconstruction of the past...