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The author of the book: John Banville
ISBN: 886088974X
ISBN 13: 9788860889744
Language: English
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Edition: Guanda
Date of issue: June 1st 2011

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Una giornata d'estate nella casa di campagna dei Godley. Una villa nobiliare in declino con una fonte considerata sacra, la stazione dei treni poco lontana e la verde Irlanda tutt'intorno. E un uomo che muore, forse. È Adam, il capofamiglia, che ha passato la vita a studiare l'infinito, e ora sta facendo i conti con la propria finitezza. Colpito da un ictus, è concentrato sui ricordi in una stanza in penombra al piano alto. E davanti gli sfilano famigliari e conoscenti. Ursula, sposata in seconde nozze, con la passione per la bottiglia. Il figlio Adam, grosso e goffo, come fosse incompiuto. La bella nuora Helen, attrice di teatro. Petra, la secondogenita, in uno stato di quasi permanente incomunicabilità. E il fidanzato di lei, Roddy, un dandy più attratto dalla fama dello studioso che dalla stravaganza della figlia. Eppure queste povere creature, con le loro banali vicende, in qualcuno suscitano invidia. Dall'infinità dei mondi a casa Godley sono giunti infatti gli antichi dèi greci, le più litigiose tra le divinità, stanchi di osservarli dall'alto, affascinati dal grande enigma che avvolge chi non è eterno e in cui vedono un possibile antidoto alla noia.
Proprio a uno di loro, Ermes, John Banville affida il ruolo di voce narrante di questo pallido scorcio di storia terrena dove si incontrano uomini e numi spogliati del sacro, faceti e malandrini, a immagine degli esseri umani, di cui in parte sono costrutti. Con beffarda ironia, con uno stile raffinato e pittorico, lo scrittore porta in scena l'eterno dilemma sul senso della vita e della morte, in cui tutti, personaggi e lettori, siamo comparse.


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Ebook Teoria degli infiniti read Online! Banville 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 Wexford.

Educated 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 1968 and 1969. 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 1970.

After the Irish Press collapsed in 1995, he became a sub-editor at the Irish Times. He was appointed literary editor in 1998. 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 1990. In 1984, he was elected to Aosdána, but resigned in 2001, so that some other artist might be allowed to receive the cnuas.

Banville 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 2007. Banville has two adult sons with his wife, the American textile artist Janet Dunham. They met during his visit to San Francisco in 1968 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 Ireland.

Banville has a strong interest in vivisection and animal rights, and is often featured in Irish media speaking out against vivisection in Irish university research.


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