New words I learnt today (I hate Banville. Every time I read a book of his  he makes me feel illiterate):
Gallimaufry n. A heterogeneous mixture, a confused jumble, a ridiculous medley
Pococurante a. adj. Caring little; careless, indifferent, nonchalant. b. n. A careless or indifferent person; one who shows little interest or concern.
Also, a wonderful word that I suspect Banville just made up - gonadolescent. As in "I was as gone on her as any gonadolescent on his girl". What a splendid term - so physical, so scornful.
 The Shroud. See my review here