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Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction

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Titel: Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction
Autor/en: J. G. Farrell

ISBN: 1590170180
EAN: 9781590170182
Sprache: Englisch.
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

Oktober 2002 - kartoniert - 480 Seiten

In 1919, Major Brendan Archer returns from the Great War to claim his fiance, whose family owns the Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough, Ireland. She is strangely altered, however, along with the hotel, which is in spectacular decline. There is unrest in the East, and Ireland itself senses the mounting violence of its "troubles." Winner of the Book Prize.
J.G.Farrell (1935-1979) was born with a caul, long considered a sign of good fortune. Academically and athletically gifted, Farrell grew up in England and Ireland. In 1956, during his first term at Oxford, he suffered what seemed a minor injury on the rugby pitch. Within days, however, he was diagnosed with polio, which nearly killed him and left him permanently weakened. Farrell's early novels, which include "The Lung" and "A Girl in the Head, "have been overshadowed by his Empire Trilogy--"Troubles," the Booker Prize-winning "Siege of Krishnapur, " and "The Singapore Grip" (all three are published by NYRB Classics). In early 1979, Farrell bought a farmhouse in Bantry Bay on the Irish coast. "I've been trying to write," he admitted, "but there are so many competing interests-?the prime one at the moment is fishing off the rocks... . Then a colony of bees has come to live above my back door and I'm thinking of turning them into my feudal retainers." On August 11, Farrell was hit by a wave while fishing and was washed out to sea. His body was found a month later. A biography of J.G. Farrell, J."G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer"by Lavinia Greacen, was published by Bloomsbury in 1999. John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including "The Book of Evidence," "The Untouchable," and "Eclipse." Banville's novel "The Sea" was awarded the 2005 Man Booker Prize. On occasion he writes under the pen name Benjamin Black.

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