Thirst (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
112
Utgivningsdatum
2021-04-22
Förlag
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Översättare
Alison Anderson
ISBN
9781787702905

Thirst

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-04-22
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The Gospel according to Amlie Jesus is perhaps the most universally known figure in the Western world, yet he remains one of the most obscure. In her reinterpretation of the story of the Passion and crucifixion, Nothomb gives voice to a transgressive Messiah, the son of God portrayed as deeply human. Not so much because of his broken chastity vows, rather because of his inability to forgive himself for the pointless and sadistic mise-en-scne that is the Passion. It all starts with the farcical trial at the court of Pontius Pilate. When the witnesses for the prosecution stand up one by one, they turn out to be, paradoxically, the very ones who were healed by Jesus miracles, from the disgruntled beggar no longer able to solicit alms, to the man who, freed from satanic possession, now finds his life fatally boring. As the familiar, harrowing tale unfolds in all its dramatic intensity, Nothomb veers from the tragic to the comic, from deep compassion to cold mercilessness. She distils the essence of life down to its basic components love, death and thirst revealing that real human strength resides in the body, not in the spirit.
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Amlie Nothomb is such an utter astonishment, the shock of reading her for the first time is like realizing you have inadvertently missed a whole movement, or century, in the scheme of things. * Scotland on Sunday * Strike Your Heart is a finely honed, piercing novel. No wonder it is acclaimed in France. If you are human, it will strike your heart, too. * The Washington Post *

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Amlie Nothomb was born in Japan to Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages and counting, and been awarded numerous prizes including the French Academys Grand Prix for the Novel, the Ren-Fallet, Alain-Fournier, and Jean-Giono prizes. Alison Andersons translations for Europa Editions include novels by Slim Nassib, Amlie Nothomb, and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. She is the translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa, 2008) and The Life of the Elves (Europa, 2016) by Muriel Barbery.