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The Resource The blue guitar: : A novel, John Banville

The blue guitar: : A novel, John Banville

Label
The blue guitar: : A novel
Title
The blue guitar:
Title remainder
A novel
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Man Booker Prize-winning author Oliver Otway Orme is a painter of some renown and a petty thief who has never before been caught. He steals only for pleasure. Both art and the art of thievery have been part of his 'endless effort at possession,' but now he's pushing fifty, feels like a hundred, and things have not been going so well. Having recognised the 'man-killing crevasse' that exists between what he sees and any representation he might make of it, he has stopped painting. And his last act of thievery has been discovered. The fact that the purloined possession was the wife of the man who was, perhaps, his best friend, has compelled him to run away. He's running from his mistress, his home, his wife; from whatever remains of his impulse to paint; and from a tragedy that has long haunted him. He has sequestered himself in the house where he was born. Trying to uncover the answer to how and why things have turned out as they have, excavating memories of family, of places he has called home, and of the way he has apprehended the world around him, Olly reveals the very essence of a man who, in some way, has always been waiting to be rescued from himself
Summary
A semi-famous artist and petty thief, despairing of limits in his talents, flees when his latest theft is discovered and sequesters himself in his childhood home, where he struggles to understand how he reached his current state. By the award-winning author of <i>Ancient Light</i>
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10443691
Cataloging source
DLC
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Banville, John
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Art
  • Painters
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The blue guitar: : A novel, John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
352
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628997873
Physical substance
Hardback
Label
The blue guitar: : A novel, John Banville
Publication
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
352
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628997873
Physical substance
Hardback

Library Locations

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