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The testament of mary

PROVOCATIVE, HAUNTING AND INDELIBLE, Colm TOibIn's portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died'she fled, to save herself), and her judgment of others is equally harsh. This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. TOibIn's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

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  • "PROVOCATIVE, HAUNTING AND INDELIBLE, Colm TOibIn's portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died'she fled, to save herself), and her judgment of others is equally harsh. This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. TOibIn's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed."@en
  • "In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change. As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human."
  • "A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger, and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause."@en
  • "A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger, and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause."
  • ""In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel -- her keepers, who provide her with food and shelter and visit her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it;" nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died -- she fled, to save herself), and is equally harsh on her judgement of others. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed."--Publisher."
  • "Die Geschichte Marias, wie sie die Bibel nicht erzählt: Lange Jahre, nachdem Christus am Kreuz gestorben ist, will die Mutter Jesu von der Heiligkeit ihres Sohnes noch immer nichts wissen. Seinen Wundern gegenüber ist sie skeptisch und den Schmerz über seinen Verlust hat sie nie überwunden. Dann erzählt sie ihre eigene Version von der Passion Christi - von ihrer ganz persönlichen Trauer, ihrer fehlenden Frömmigkeit und ihrem Eigensinn. Es ist die Geschichte einer Frau, die nicht verstehen will, weshalb ihr Sohn sich von ihr abwandte, und die auch nicht an den christlichen Gott glaubt. Durch ihre Augen eröffnet Colm Tóibín einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Christentum und erschafft ein ungeahnt menschliches Porträt der Ikone Maria."

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  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
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  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Fiction"
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  • "Religious fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Biographical fiction"
  • "Historical"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Texts"
  • "Christian fiction"@en
  • "Bible fiction"@en
  • "Christian fiction"

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  • "The Testament of Mary"
  • "Marias testamente"
  • "Marias testamente"@da
  • "The testament of mary"@en
  • "The testament of Mary"@en
  • "The testament of Mary"
  • "Marias Testament"
  • "Testament of mary"