The Untouchable

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The Untouchable

Author : John Banville
ISBN : 9780307560926
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death. But at whose instigation? As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity, The Untouchable places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction "Contemporary fiction gets no better than this... Banville's books teem with life and humor." - Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review "Victor Maskell is one of the great characters in recent fiction... The Untouchable is the best work of art in any medium on [its] subject." -Washington Post Book World "As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland; Joyce and Beckett notwithstanding." -San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Fiction
The Untouchable
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: John Banville
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-19 - Publisher: Vintage

One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to
The Untouchable as Himself
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Professor R S Khare, Ravindra S. Khare, Ravindra S.. Khare
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: CUP Archive

Professor Khare offers the first major, comprehensive study of what it means to be an Untouchable in contemporary India. 'Based on a study of the Chamars of Lucknow, the work provides a sensitive description of the Untouchables' cultural ideology and its role in helping them confront their everyday dilemmas and
Breaking Through the Untouchable Diseases
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Gerald Green
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Gerald Green

The author, whose lung disease was made worse by conventional medical treatments, set off on a road of discovery and self-help. The book catalogues his own successful treatment and treatments others have used for different illnesses.
The Untouchables
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Oliver Mendelsohn, Marika Vicziany
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-04-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a sensitive and compelling account of the lives of those at the very bottom of Indian society, Oliver Mendelsohn and Marika Vicziany explore the construction of the Untouchables as a social and political category, the historical background which led to such a definition, and their position in India today.
Tracts on Tribes: The untouchable, by S. Singh. 1949. Two south Indian tribes, by S.R. Venkataraman. 1955. Aboriginals' cry in the wilderness. 1945
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Oliver Mendelsohn, Marika Vicziany
Categories: India
Type: BOOK - Published: 1945 - Publisher:

Books about Tracts on Tribes: The untouchable, by S. Singh. 1949. Two south Indian tribes, by S.R. Venkataraman. 1955. Aboriginals' cry in the wilderness. 1945