The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 28, 1994 - Fiction - 396 pages
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A wry, fictional account of the life of Christ by Nobel laureate José Saramago


A brilliant skeptic, José Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and—as only Saramago can—he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen. The result is a deft psychological portrait that moves between poetry and irony, spirituality and irreverence of a savior who is at once the Son of God and a young man. In this provocative, tender novel, the subject of wide critical discussion and wonder, Saramago questions the meaning of God, the foundations of the Church, and human existence itself.


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User Review  - Lewis Weinstein - Goodreads

May 27 ... I've read the first few chapters. What an extraordinary perspective: treating Joseph and Mary as real people, imagining what their lives might have been. Many people object to such ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arun Divakar - Goodreads

I could not finish this work. It is a most magnificient look at the life of the world's most formidable revolutionary and the creation of the most powerful organized religion. This book demands a ... Read full review

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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