'Sleek, beautiful, breathtakingly cunning prose' Sunday Times Morrow -- a clerkish, middle-aged type encumbered with a chain-smoking dying aunt and a considerable talent for wallowing -- is at a loose end when, on two separate occasions, he is beckoned up the stairs of an empty Dublin house. The first is an offer of dubious work, and Morrow soon becomes caught up in a conspiracy to authenticate a series of fake paintings. The second, possibly even odder, is an offer of a love -- of a sort. Written in typically luminous prose and featuring a rich cast of characters, Athena is a paean to art, painting, and love, in all its mercurial richness. 'One of the most profoundly intelligent, introspective novels of recent years, questioning the perceptions of author, narrator, reader and critic' Good Book Guide 'The consummately achieved and entrancing creation of a master of language: in the fullest sense a work of art' Scotsman 'Athena is a love letter to Morrow's passions, to love, to art and to the paintings he examines: works on classical themes, in which a moment's obsession, lust, loss and magic are preserved for ever' Literary Review Volume Three of the Frames Trilogy
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From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking style."--Boston Globe.
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John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book, Long Lankin, was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn , Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976), Kepler (which was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1981), The Newton Letter (which was filmed for Channel 4), Mefisto, The Book of Evidence (shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize and winner of the 1989 Guinness Peat Aviation Award), Ghosts, The Untouchable, Eclipse , Shroud and The Sea. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.
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Descrizione libro Picador, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP18647040
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Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995. Softcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First American Edition; First Printing. An Uncorrected Proof in pale pink wrappers. Art historian Morrow is hired by small-time crook Morden to authenticate and catalog a cache of eight paintings stored in a decrepit house. Codice libro della libreria 17892