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Is there a numerical solution to the quest for the meaning of life? A brilliant reworking of the classic Dr Faustus theme, Mefisto focuses on the ...Show synopsisIs there a numerical solution to the quest for the meaning of life? A brilliant reworking of the classic Dr Faustus theme, Mefisto focuses on the mathematically gifted Gabriel Swan, who seeks a numerical solution to his quest for order and meaning in life. 'Mefisto renders all superlatives woefully inadequate ...Undisputed master of language, the laconic pause and the blackly comic, Banville is a supreme stylist ...He is a magician ...Another expectedly astonishing and very daring display from this richly, almost wickedly, gifted artist' Time Out 'An excellent novel, beautifully written. The sort of thing you have to read more than once -- wonderful stuff' Punch 'Few writers in Ireland today can arouse such expectation by the advent of a new novel ...A profound beauty of words displayed by their lover ...Banville's great enterprise does not falter ...read Mefisto straight through; it deserves it' Irish TimesHide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Very Clean Copy! Light wear...Very good in very good dust jacket. Very Clean Copy! Light wear to DJ. interior free of markings. Stated First printing. Publisher: David R Godine Pub; PublishYear: 1989; Book Condition: Very Good; Jacket Condition: Very Good;
Description:Near Fine. NF/F. Lightly softening spine ends. First US Edition...Near Fine. NF/F. Lightly softening spine ends. First US Edition. First Printing. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep.
Description:First Edition, First Print. Signed in person by the author...First Edition, First Print. Signed in person by the author directly on the FULL title page, NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A...Fine in Fine jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A FINE copy of the FIRST U.S. EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In FINE, unclipped jacket. SIGNED by JOHN BANVILLE on the title page.
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