Saturday, 29 March 2008

An update - John Banville

Conversation in the Mountains, a play for radio, by John Banville will shortly be published by The Gallery Press, and I have updated the Banville bibliography accordingly. In the summer of 1967 the poet Paul Celan, a Romanian Polish Jew, accepted an invitation from Martin Heidegger, a Nazi Party member, to visit him in the Black Forest, hoping perhaps for a word of apology. What was said that day nobody knows . . .
The book features charcoal drawings and full colour reproductions of watercolours by Donald Teskey specially created in response to this work. 400 copies have been numbered signed by the author. and 350 of these are for sale. The book is printed on Rives Artist paper and hardbound in linen with blind a embossed title and in a Pergamenata wraparound.


Anonymous said...

I have been following 'Books to Furnish a Room' with interest so I thought I would add a further addition to the John Banville bibliography, namely a special limited edition of 'Ghosts' produced by Kenny's of Galway it was Limited to 50 copies - signed,numbered, slipcased quarter bound Leather over marbled boards with gilded raised bands twin gilded leather title labels top edge gilt.Very Scarce!
Best Regards

Trapnel said...

Many thanks to Jer - I have updated the bibliography accordingly, and hopefully I might get to see a copy some day!