The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (Paperback)

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ Cover Image
By Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator)
$15.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


A wry, fictional account of the life of Christ by Nobel laureate Jose Saramago

A brilliant skeptic, Jose 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.

About the Author


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

Giovanni Pontiero (1932 1996) was the ablest translator of twentieth century literature in Portuguese and one of its most ardent advocates. He was the principal translator into English of the works of Jose Saramago and was awarded the Teixeira-Gomes Prize for his translation of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780156001410
ISBN-10: 0156001411
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Publication Date: September 28th, 1994
Pages: 396
Language: English
Series: Harvest in Translation