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.
©1994 Jose Saramago (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Fiction that engages the mind as much as the spirit as, in eloquently supple prose, it seeks to understand faith." (Kirkus Reviews)
No! The story and reasearch was excellently developed! I would change the NARRATOR! His overly sarcastic tone did not compare to the rich depth of historical reality in the written words! I enjoyed the reading more.
Loved the Historical details in Saramago's imagination.
Simon Vance would have done a great job!
Could bot get beyond the narrator...will keep trying...but I really did not like this narrator's interpretation.
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