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The blue guitar, John Banville

Label
The blue guitar
Title
The blue guitar
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of possession, the need to capture and fix the world around him. His worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home and from here he tells the story of a year, from one autumn to the next. In his dazzling delineation of Oliver, John Banville has created one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: compelling yet weak, desperate for love and yet inclined towards acts of terrible mischief. Set in a reimagined Ireland that is both familiar and deeply unsettling, The Blue Guitar reveals a life haunted by the desire to possess and always aware of the frailty of the human heart
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443691
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banville, John
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Painters
  • Adultery
  • Men
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The blue guitar, John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055097116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780241004333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915422457
Label
The blue guitar, John Banville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055097116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780241004333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915422457

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