The Sea

BANVILLE, John. The Sea.

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BANVILLE, John. The Sea. Oxford: Joe McCann, 2005.

8vo. Publisher's navy cloth, titled in blue ink to card labels on spine and upper board; blue endpapers; pp. [x], 3-263, [2]; author's signature in ink to limitation page; fine.
Limited edition. One of only 56 copies signed by the author, 46 of which bound in full cloth, this number 15. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2005, Banville's The Sea is an intricate exploration of memory loss and the passage of time. Max Morden, grieving the rececnt loss of his wife, returns to the seaside village where he spent large portions of his childhood, and reflects on the mixing of memories and emotions in his past brought on by the sense of place. Contributing to the rich tradition of Irish literature, this delicate work is praised for its intellectual depth and powerful portrayal of emotions in its exploration of the human condition.