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De zee

De zee

  • Title: De zee
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  • ISBN : 9789045013756
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : Dutch
  • Page : 223 pages


Kunsthistoricus Max Morden keert terug naar het dorp aan zee waar hij als kind een vakantie doorbracht De oude man probeert het verlies van zijn vrouw te verwerken en tegelijk een trauma uit zijn jeugd onder ogen te zien.Tijdens die zomervakantie lang geleden maakte Max kennis met de familie Grace Ze leken wel uit een andere wereld te komen Meneer en mevrouw Grace, met Kunsthistoricus Max Morden keert terug naar het dorp aan zee waar hij als kind een vakantie doorbracht De oude man probeert het verlies van zijn vrouw te verwerken en tegelijk een trauma uit zijn jeugd onder ogen te zien.Tijdens die zomervakantie lang geleden maakte Max kennis met de familie Grace Ze leken wel uit een andere wereld te komen Meneer en mevrouw Grace, met hun wereldwijze zelfverzekerdheid en directheid, waren anders dan alle volwassenen die Max kende Maar het meest fascinerend waren zijn leeftijdgenoten, de tweeling van Grace de stille, introverte Myles en de vurige, verleidelijke, brutale Chloe Max leerde ze erg goed kennen, intiem zelfs, en wat volgde zou de rest van zijn leven bepalen


Author John Banville

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




De zee Reviews (31)

  • I think there s a big difference between literature and fiction, and this book is a perfect example as is obvious from the number of negative reviews posted on this website Some books can be read purely for their entertainment value We like reading them because the plots and settings and characters [..]

  • John Banville won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for this novel, and what a well deserved honour and tribute for this masterfully written, poignant and deeply moving story.I read somewhere that John Banville is considered a writer s writer I can definitely see that On the other hand, he is also a read [..]

  • Ah, the sea especially the smell of the sea, a phrase as familiar as the idea that aromas have a visceral power to exhume memories we didn t know we had ever had and lost Smells of all sorts permeate the pages of this book and waft up, creating a synaesthetic connection to people and places in Max s [..]

  • Nude in the Bath and Small Dog, Pierre Bonnard, 1941 46What has this luminous painting of a female bather to do with a book called The Sea , you might ask More than you might think Pierre Bonnard, a French Post Impressionist painter, often painted his wife Marthe He painted this particular p [..]

  • The Depths of VocabularyJohn Banville loves words just as they are Words like losel, and finical, gleet, scurf, bosky, cinerial, and merd that will really screw up your spell checker It s part of his masterful charm Add his ability to put these words together in velvet sentences, and combine sentenc [..]

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