The Last Undiscovered Genius – Esquire

The Last Undiscovered Genius – Esquire: “I should confess, I’m not the most objective party here. I myself am technically in my fiftieth year, and if there is a theme for this period of my life, it is of being stalked, surprised at every turn by private specters–from old lovers to ungainly former selves. Banville has nailed that feeling, and the air is still ringing from the hammer blows. Eclipse may be spare in its depiction of surface events, but it captures in its pages a felt life so dense, so swift in its paranoid momentum, that the whole idea of the novel as a window to the self seems viable again.”


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