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The Resource Time pieces : a Dublin memoir, John Banville ; photographs by Paul Joyce

Time pieces : a Dublin memoir, John Banville ; photographs by Paul Joyce

Label
Time pieces : a Dublin memoir
Title
Time pieces
Title remainder
a Dublin memoir
Statement of responsibility
John Banville ; photographs by Paul Joyce
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a memoir of the author's life near Dublin, a city that inspired his imagination and literary life and served as a backdrop for the dissatisfactions of adult years shaped by Dublin's cultural, political, architectural, and social history
  • "Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, author John Banville ... saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. It was first a birthday treat, the world his beloved, eccentric aunt inhabited. When he came of age and took up residence there, the city was a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions as a young writer (James Joyce had 'seized upon the city for his own literary purposes and in doing so had used it up'). When he lived outside Ireland, the city remained alive and indelible in his memory (that 'bright abyss' in which 'time's alchemy works'). Returning to live in Ireland, he found Dublin to be as fascinating--albeit for different reasons--as it had been to his seven-year-old self. Now, in an evocative, witty, clear-eyed 'quasi-memoir,' he guides us around the city, delighting in its high and low cultural, architectural, political and social histories, and interweaving the memories that are attached to particular places and moments and people. The result is a book as much about the life of a city as it is about a life intermittently lived there--a wonderfully idiosyncratic tour of Dublin, and a tender yet powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CGL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banville, John
Dewey number
914.18/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A57
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Joyce, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banville, John
  • Banville, John
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • TRAVEL / Europe / Ireland
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • Ireland
Label
Time pieces : a Dublin memoir, John Banville ; photographs by Paul Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Ireland by Hachette Books Ireland, a division of Hachette UK Ltd, Dublin, in 2016."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A Pisgah sight of Palestine
  • 6.
  • The girl in the gardens
  • 7.
  • Time regained
  • 1.
  • About time
  • 2.
  • Cicero, Vico and the Abbey
  • 3.
  • Baggotonia
  • 4.
  • On the street
Control code
on1023434494
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781524732837
Lccn
2017950648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1023434494
Label
Time pieces : a Dublin memoir, John Banville ; photographs by Paul Joyce
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Ireland by Hachette Books Ireland, a division of Hachette UK Ltd, Dublin, in 2016."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A Pisgah sight of Palestine
  • 6.
  • The girl in the gardens
  • 7.
  • Time regained
  • 1.
  • About time
  • 2.
  • Cicero, Vico and the Abbey
  • 3.
  • Baggotonia
  • 4.
  • On the street
Control code
on1023434494
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781524732837
Lccn
2017950648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1023434494

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