Publish date: September 14th 2011
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Nobel Prize
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Bleak, creepy New Testament fanfic that I found in my cousin Holly's room. This is what I thought the gnostic gospels were going to be like.
This 1951 novel takes the very interesting premise of playing out the life of Barabbas after he is freed and Jesus is crucified. Lagerkvist (Nobel prize winner), portrays Barabbas as many would imagine him -- strong, violent, brooding, and dangerous. But Lagerkvist takes it further by showing the im...
The one man in history who could say with absolute certainty that his life was saved by Christ attempts to live as a Christian in first century Rome and fails spectacularly.