Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð


  • Paperback
  • 195
  • The Sea
  • John Banville
  • English
  • 28 October 2019
  • 1400097029

10 thoughts on “The Sea

  1. Trisha Trisha says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubI think there s a big difference between literature and fiction, and this book is a perfect example as is obvious from the number of negative reviews posted on this website Some books can be read purely for their entertainment value We like reading them because the plots and settings and characters capture our interest That s what fiction does But some books provide an additional dimension for readers who are willing to put a littletime and thought into what they


  2. Jaline Jaline says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubJohn Banville won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for this novel, and what a well deserved honour and tribute for this masterfully written, poignant and deeply moving story.I read somewhere that John Banville is considered a writer s writer I can definitely see that On the other hand, he is also a reader s writer because I am a reader, and thousands of other readers have also enjoyed Mr Banville s writing.This is Max Morden s story and he narrates throughout Seamlessly, we follow him along John Banville won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for this novel, and what a well deserved honour and tribute for this masterfully written, poignant and deeply mov


  3. Cecily Cecily says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubAh, the sea especially the smell of the sea, a phrase as familiar as the idea that aromas have a visceral power to exhume memories we didn t know we had ever had and lost Smells of all sorts permeate the pages of this book and waft up, creating a synaesthetic connection to people and places in Max s life My second hand paper book added a medley of vague aromas of its own Not something to read on Kindle though for me, nothing is Scents This is an intensely sensual book, but not in the u Ah, the


  4. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubThe Depths of VocabularyJohn Banville loves words just as they are Words like losel, and finical, gleet, scurf, bosky, cinerial, and merd that will really screw up your spell checker It s part of his masterful charm Add his ability to put these words together in velvet sentences, and combine sentences into exquisite narrative, and voila a writer worth his saltas it were, especially with a title like The Sea Inspired by Henry James Very possibly, particularly by The Turn of the Screw and The Depths of VocabularyJohn Banville loves words just as they are Words like losel, and finical, gleet, scurf, bosky, cinerial, and merd that will really screw up your spell checker It s part of his masterful charm Add his ability to put these words together in velvet sentences, and co


  5. Robin Robin says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea Epub Nude in the Bath and Small Dog, Pierre Bonnard, 1941 46What has this luminous painting of a female bather to do with a book called The Sea , you might ask More than you might think Pierre Bonnard, a French Post Impressionist painter, often painted his wife Marthe He painted this particular piece when she was in her 70s, and she had died by the time he completed it We can see by virtue of the recognisable images of female form and bathtub, the general gist of the painting But the image goes Nude in the Bath and Small Dog, Pierre Bonnard, 1941 46What has this luminous painting of a female bather to do with a book called


  6. Dolors Dolors says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubAnd I, who timidly hate life, fear death with fascination Livro do desassossego, Fernando Pessoa Perhaps all of life is nothan a long preparation for the leaving of it proclaims Max Morten, narrator and main character of The Sea, after his wife Anna passes away victim of a long and enduring illness.Drowning in the grief which comes with the vast and ruthless sea of loss, he decides to seclude himself in the little coastal village where he spent his summers as a boy A flood of unavoidab And I, who timidly hate life, fear death with fascination Livro do desassossego, Fernando Pessoa Perhaps all of life is nothan a long preparation for the leaving of it proclaims Max Morten, narrator and main character of The Sea, after his wife Anna passes away victim of a long and enduring illness.Drowning in the grief which comes with the vast and ruthless sea of loss, he decides to seclu


  7. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubNight, and everything so quiet, as if there were no one, not even myself I cannot hear the sea, which on other nights rumbles and growls, now near grating, now afar and faint I do not want to be alone like this Why have you not come back to haunt me Is the least I would have expected of you


  8. Fabian Fabian says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubI just have to say it it s all semiunremarkable until page 170 or so this book, like many in the modern canon, such as Amsterdam, another Booker winner, is short in that bittersweet sort of way perilously malingering, at 200 pages, between being almost a novel, but not qui


  9. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubA gentleman reflects on his life, especially his youth, after the death of his wife He returns to the formative landscape of his childhood, a modest seaside town and inn in Ireland It is also the site of the formative tragedy of his childhood In effect, we have a coming of age novel as reflected upon in later life Instead of the psychological depth of Danish author Jens Grondahl reflecting on


  10. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubThis review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a Booker Prize winner The language in this short novel is very, very rich, evocative and annoyingly, sent me to the dictionary far too many times for comfort Banville is just showing off, descending into literary affectation perhaps Two time lines interweave as Max, a retired art critic, now living at The Cedars, a grand house of note from his youth, recalls those days when he lived with his family in muchmodest surroundings and peered longingly into this place Of course, it wa This is a Booker Prize winner The language in this short novel is very, very rich, evocative and annoyingly, sent me to the dictionary far too many times for comfort Banville is just showing off, descending into literary affectation perhaps Two time lines interweave as Max, a retired art critic, now living at The Cedars, a g


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The SeaPaperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubIn this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel among the finest we have had from this masterful writer.


About the Author: John Banville

Paperback Á The Sea ePUB Ð The SeaThe Sea EpubBanville was born in Wexford, Ireland His father worked in a garage and died when Banville was in his early thirties his mother was a housewife He is the youngest of three siblings his older brother Vincent is also a novelist and has written under the name Vincent Lawrence as well as his own His sister Vonnie Banville Evans has written both a children s novel and a reminiscence of growing up in WexfordEducated at a Christian Brothers school and at St Peter s College in Wexford Despite having intended to be a painter and an architect he did not attend university Banville has described this as A great mistake I should have gone I regret not taking that four years of getting drunk and falling in love But I wanted to get away from my family I wanted to be free After school he worked as a clerk at Aer Lingus which allowed him to travel at deeply discounted rates He took advantage of this to travel in Greece and Italy He lived in the United States during and On his return to Ireland he became a sub editor at the Irish Press, rising eventually to the position of chief sub editor His first book, Long Lankin, was published in After the Irish Press collapsed in , he became a sub editor at the Irish Times He was appointed literary editor in The Irish Times, too, suffered severe financial problems, and Banville was offered the choice of taking a redundancy package or working as a features department sub editor He left Banville has been a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books since In , he was elected to Aosd na, but resigned in , so that some other artist might be allowed to receive the cnuasBanville also writes under the pen name Benjamin Black His first novel under this pen name was Christine Falls, which was followed by The Silver Swan in Banville has two adult sons with his wife, the American textile artist Janet Dunham They met during his visit to San Francisco in where she was a student at the University of California, Berkeley Dunham described him during the writing process as being like a murderer who s just come back from a particularly bloody killing Banville has two daughters from his relationship with Patricia Quinn, former head of the Arts Council of IrelandBanville has a strong interest in vivisection and animal rights, and is often featured in Irish media speaking out against vivisection in Irish university research.