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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ By Jose Saramago

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

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A secular retelling of the gospel story of Jesus Christ, from his conception to his death, in which Christ is not the son of God but the son of Joseph, a Christ who tussles not with Satan but with an autocratic God in the desert. From the author of THE YEAR OF THE DEATH OF RICARDO REIS and ALL THE NAMES.

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago

For Jose Saramago, the life of Jesus Christ and the story of His Passion are things of this earth. A child crying, a gust of wind, the caress of a woman half-asleep, the bleat of a goat or the bark of a dog, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. The adolescent Jesus is very much an adolescent: questioning, uncompromising, troubled by the world and by his body. His mother, like any mother, is devoted, fearful, resentful. The Holy Family has the complex frictions of any family. Yet this is not simple, debunking realism, for Saramago also fills his pages with vision, dream, and omen. And the defiance of the authority of God the Father, the righteous indignation on behalf of man, the anger - is still not denial of Him.

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"Enough to assure [Saramago] a place in the universal library and in human memory". -- The Nation

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GOR002700818
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago
Jose Saramago
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-12-21
341
186046095X
9781860460951
Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1996 Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1996
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