Gilead

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Little, Brown Book Group, 7 mai 2009 - 288 pages

In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears.

'It is a book of such meditative calm, such spiritual intensity that is seems miraculous that her silence was only for 23 years; such measure of wisdom is the fruit of a lifetime. Robinson's prose, aligned with the sublime simplicity of the language of the bible, is nothing short of a benediction. You might not share its faith, but it is difficult not to be awed moved and ultimately humbled by the spiritual effulgence that lights up the novel from within' Neel Mukherjee, The Times

'Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger - that at any moment, it might all go wrong. In Gilead, however, nothing goes wrong' Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph

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Gilead a meditative family memoir, written by a dying, 77-year-old pastor and father's to his almost-seven-year-old son. The story is an extended tale of family and Christian ministry, loss and hope ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Stunning. One is left wondering how to mediate on the quantity of human spirit, of sacred reality, unveiled by Robinson's pen. The holy tensions of an orthodox faith are lambently touched with near-scriptural maturity. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize

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