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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Banville Meets Black

From TEV, a link to a delightful profile of Benjamin Black by John Banville:

"He buzzes me in through the front door and I climb three silent flights of stairs. The silence tells me this is a childless establishment. Children do not figure in BB’s world except as victims, rejects, pawns in an appalling power-game. But immediately I have to make an adjustment: BB is not Quirke, the troubled and troubling hero of BB’s first novel, Christine Falls. For all I know BB may be a pipe-smoking family man in carpet slippers and a Fair Isle jumper.

"He is not."

(One hasn't been able to come across the book yet. Most annoying.)


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