By John Banville
Is there any distinction among reminiscence and invention? that's the query that fuels this beautiful novel, written with the intensity of personality, the clarifying lyricism and the sly humor that experience marked all of John Banville’s remarkable works. And it's the query that haunts Alexander Cleave, an actor within the twilight of his profession and of his existence, as he plumbs the stories of his first—and possibly only—love (he, fifteen years previous, the lady greater than two times his age, the mum of his ally; the location most unlikely, exciting, devouring and eventually devastating) . . . and of his daughter, misplaced to a type of insanity of brain and middle that Cleave can merely fail to appreciate. whilst his dormant performing profession is abruptly, inexplicably revived with a film position portraying a guy who is probably not who he says he's, his younger prime lady—famous and fragile—unwittingly offers him the chance to work out with aching readability the “chasm that yawns among the doing of something and the recollection of what used to be done.”
Ancient Light is a profoundly relocating meditation on love and loss, at the inscrutable immediacy of the prior in our current lives, on how invention shapes reminiscence and reminiscence shapes the guy. it's a booklet of spellbinding strength and pathos from one of many maximum masters of prose at paintings today.
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