Untouchable (English and Spanish Edition)

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9780330339322: Untouchable (English and Spanish Edition)

'The Untouchable is an engrossing, exquisitely written and almost bewilderingly smart book ...It's the fullest book I've read in a very long time, utterly accomplished, thoroughly readable, written by a novelist of vast talent' Richard Ford Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons and the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his disgrace is public, his knighthood revoked, his position as curator of the Queen's pictures terminated. There are questions to be answered. For whom has he been sacrificed? To what has he sacrificed his life? 'No novel burrowed deeper beneath my skin than The Untouchable ...Prose of great elegance, applied to a sardonic narrative, created an atmosphere at once austere, chilling and utterly believable' John Coldstream, Daily Telegraph 'Banville is the most intelligent and stylish novelist currently at work in English ...the mien is austere and Victorian; the awareness, the ironic readings of the contemporary are razor-sharp' George Steiner, Observer 'Brilliant displays of power and control ...magnificently written and, in its exploration of inhumanity, startlingly humane' Alex Clark, Guardian

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A brilliant, engaging, and highly literate espionage-cum-existential novel, John Banville's The Untouchable concerns the suddenly-exposed double agent Victor Maskell, a character based on the real Cambridge intellectual elites who famously spied on the United Kingdom in the middle of the 20th century. But Maskell--scholar, adventurer, soldier, art curator, and more--respected and still living in England well past his retirement from espionage, looked like he was going to get away with it when suddenly, in his 70s and sick with cancer, he is unmasked. The question of why, and by whom is not as important for Maskell as the larger question of who finally he himself really is, why he spied in the first place, and whether his many-faceted existence adds up to an authentic life.

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wenty years after his "retirement, " ex-spy Victor Maskell attempts to come to terms with what has happened to his life by embarking on his memoirs. This is the plot which fuels Banville's stunning new novel--a story that goes beyond the mere facts of espionage to penetrate the intricate heart of the spy.

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Descrizione libro Pan MacMillan, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English,Spanish . Brand New Book. The Untouchable is an engrossing, exquisitely written and almost bewilderingly smart book .It s the fullest book I ve read in a very long time, utterly accomplished, thoroughly readable, written by a novelist of vast talent Richard Ford Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons and the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his disgrace is public, his knighthood revoked, his position as curator of the Queen s pictures terminated. There are questions to be answered. For whom has he been sacrificed? To what has he sacrificed his life? No novel burrowed deeper beneath my skin than The Untouchable .Prose of great elegance, applied to a sardonic narrative, created an atmosphere at once austere, chilling and utterly believable John Coldstream, Daily Telegraph Banville is the most intelligent and stylish novelist currently at work in English .the mien is austere and Victorian; the awareness, the ironic readings of the contemporary are razor-sharp George Steiner, Observer Brilliant displays of power and control .magnificently written and, in its exploration of inhumanity, startlingly humane Alex Clark, Guardian. Codice libro della libreria AA79780330339322

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