The Gospel According To Jesus Christ

The Gospel According To Jesus Christ

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Saramago's Jesus is the son not of God but of Joseph. Mary Magdalene is his lover not his convert. In the wilderness he tussles not with the Devil - a kindly and necessary evil - but with God, a fallible, power-hungry autocrat. And he must die not for the sins of the father but for the sins of the Father. By investigating these simple inversions Saramago has woven a dark parable; a secular gospel of astonishing richness and depth. `An original, wild and beautiful book' Times Literary Supplementshow more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • The Harvill Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1860466842
  • 9781860466847
  • 34,675

About Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago was born in Portugal in 1922 and has been a full-time writer since 1979. His oeuvre embraces plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and ten novels, which have been translated into more than forty languages and have established him as the most influential Portuguese writer of his generation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998show more

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"Profound and poignant" * Independent * "An original, wild and beautiful book" * Times Literary Supplement *show more

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"Profound and poignant"show more

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‘An original, wild and beautiful book’ Times Literary Supplement Saramago's Jesus is the son not of God but of Joseph. Mary Magdalene is his lover not his convert. In the wilderness he tussles not with the Devil – a kindly and necessary evil – but with God, a fallible, power-hungry autocrat. And he must die not for the sins of the father but for the sins of the Father. By investigating these simple inversions Saramago has woven a dark parable; a secular gospel of astonishing richness and depth. See also: The Elephant’s Journeyshow more

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