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Named by AudioFile magazine as one of the Best Audiobooks of 2005, this unforgettable audio performance represents the best of what the medium can do. Colm Toibin tells the story of Henry James, the famous novelist born into one of America's intellectual first families two decades before the Civil War, and who left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. In stunningly resonant prose, Toibin captures the loneliness and longing, the hope and despair of a man who never married, who never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love. The emotional intensity of Toibin's portrait of James is riveting. Time and again, James, a master of psychological subtlety in his fiction, proves blind to his own heart.
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Colm Toibin's novel The Master won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le prix du meilleur livre etranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His other books of fiction include The Story of theNight, The Blackwater Lightship, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the short-fiction collection Mothers and Sons. He was one of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize judges in Toronto. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.From AudioFile:
Colm Tóibín's novel of Henry James's life starts at his watershed moment in 1895 with the devastating failure of his play, GUY DOMVILLE, which ends his hope of lucrative writing for the stage. Then it moves back in James's memory and forward in real time, showing how events from the life provided first a kernel, then more and more layers, as James evolves his novels. You don't have to be a Jamesian to find this subtle and beautifully structured book mesmerizing. Geoffrey Howard takes the arguably cerebral story from the page and renders it a fully staged, walking, talking drama without a single false note, so you haven't just heard it, you feel you've seen it. Superb. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Blackstone Audiobooks, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786185058