Lewi's Journey

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Overlook Duckworht, 2005 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Lewi Pethrus, a humble preacher and unsuccessful writer, and Sven Lidman, a bohemian poet haunted by his failed marriage, lead the Swedish Pentecostal movement from a crumbling renegade congregation to the third largest religious community in Christendom but become bitter enemies during World War II. By the author of The Royal Physician's Visit. 15,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The history of the Swedish Pentecostal Church makes an unlikely—and inspired—subject for this historical novel from the formidably gifted Enquist (The Royal Physician's Visit, 2001, etc.).Erstwhile ... Read full review

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

This one was hard to read in the way that I usually read: which is, fast. Per Olov Enquist has a beautifully slow narrative style that is distant, plainspoken, but also quite sensual. After a while, I ... Read full review


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Enquist's writing is characterized by political consciousness and an interest in the past as it affects or reflects the present. During the politicized 1960s, Enquist was a principle practitioner of documentarism. He is both an important playwright and a novelist.

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