Contemporary Literary Fiction

A Time To Every Purpose Under Heaven by Karl O. Knausgaard,James Anderson

By Karl O. Knausgaard,James Anderson

it is the 1560s and Antinous Bellori, a boy of 11, is exploring the woods above his domestic within the north Italian mountains while evening falls. all at once apprehensive, the boy wanders blindly during the timber, sensing risk at each flip, until eventually he comes, unseen, upon a clearing during which there stand sparkling beings, one sporting a spear, the opposite a flaming torch: angels ... This occasion is decisive in Bellori's lifestyles, simply as encounters with angels were for others all through historical past. starting within the backyard of Eden and hovering all over to the current day, we revisit key moments while males have come head to head with those intermediaries of the divine: Cain and Abel cultivating their modifications murderously; Lot's disgrace in Sodom; Noah's isolation ahead of the Flood; Ezekiel tied to his mattress, prophesying fiercely; and the dying of Christ. Alighting upon those dramatic scenes - from the Bible and past - Knausgaard's mind's eye takes flight: the result's a blinding exhibit of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding best.

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