H.H., You Slut!

“I must, like a whore, unpack my heart with words.”

- Hamlet, Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

In a recent issue of The New Yorker there’s an article on John Banville and his alter-ego Benjamin Black. Banville is a rather well known, high-brow, “artsy” novelist who, for reasons all his own, but perhaps of an inner necessity, created a nom de plume — Benjamin Black. Banville writes complex and “literary” novels. Black…

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