The Testament of Mary av Colm Tóibín - LitteraturMagazinet

 Glansholms Bokhandel & Antikvariat 
The Testament of Mary - Pocket
Beställningsvara, 140 kr
 Information från förlaget 
Engelsk utgåva

The Testament of Mary

Av Colm Tóibín

Bok-
presentation:
The Testament of Mary
Författar-
presentation:
Colm Tóibín
Pocket
Beställningsvara, 140 kr

Colm Toibin's "The Testament of Mary" is the moving story of the Virgin Mary, told by a novelist famous for writing brilliantly about the family. From the author of "Brooklyn", 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. Praise for "The Testament of Mary": "This is a short book, but it is as dense as a diamond. It is as tragic as a Spanish pieta, but it is completely heretical...Toibin maintains all the dignity of Mary without subscribing to the myths that have accumulated around her". (Edmund White, "Irish Times"). "Depicting the harrowing losses and evasions that can go on between mothers and sons ...Toibin creates a reversed Pieta: he holds the mother in his arms". ("Independent"). "A beautiful and daring work ...it takes its power from the surprise of its language, its almost shocking characterization". (Mary Gordon, "New York Times"). Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels, including "The Blackwater Lightship", "The Master", both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and "Brooklyn", which won the Costa Novel Award, and two collections of stories, "Mothers and Sons" and "The Empty Family".

Utgåvor

Pocket
Förlag: Penguin Books Ltd.
Lagerstatus: Beställningsvara

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.

Utgivningsdatum: 20130704
9780241962978

Bok: 221187

Anmäl textfel

Utgivning

Marias testamente

av Colm Tóibín
I den gamla staden Efesos lever Maria ensam, flera år efter sonen...

En lång vinter

av Colm Tóibín
Om att leva tätt intill sin familj i ett utmanande landskap och riskerna med att tappa humöret.

Mästaren

av Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibíns lyhörda och gripande roman om den amerikanske förfat...

Utgivning - andra språk

Nora Webster (eng)

av Colm Tóibín
Colm Toibin's Nora is a character as resonant as Anna Karenina or...

The Testament of Mary (eng)

av Colm Tóibín
For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in ...

New Ways to Kill Your Mother (eng)

av Colm Tóibín
In this fascinating, informative, and entertaining collection, in...

Brooklyn (eng)

av Colm Tóibín
In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis ...

Sök bok/författare/artikel


Om LitteraturMagazinet

LitteraturMagazinet – Sveriges största litterära magasin är en redaktionell nättidskrift som hade premiär i januari 2012. Vi bevakar litteratur med författarintervjuer, recensioner, krönikor och debatt. Följ oss på Facebook, Twitter och prenumerera på vårt nyhetsbrev!
Läs mer om LitteraturMagazinet

Aktuella recensioner

Ett bibliotek fullt av livsval

Recension: Midnattsbiblioteket av Matt Haig

De döda på Sandby borg får nytt liv

Recension: Odins eld av Elvira Birgitta Holm

Ett arv tungt att bära

Recension: Förintelsens barn av Margit Silberstein

Bländande vackert om en värld där djuren dör

Recension: Den sista migrationen av Charlotte McConaghy

Tro möter vetenskap i roman om en familj

Recension: Inte av denna världen av Yaa Gyasi

Inkluderande bidrag till svensk historieskrivning

Recension: Svenska hjältar : från Engelbrekt till Greta Thunberg av Gösta Hultén

Kärlek och svek, lögner och drömmar

Recension: Lyckans son av Herbjørg Wassmo

Bricken går till rätta med sig själv

Recension: Som skuggan följer ljuset av Vibeke Olsson
Glansholms Bokhandel & Antikvariat
Kundtjänst, vardagar 9-16: 070-692 50 50
LitteraturMagazinet
Redaktör: Sandra Sandström
Ansvarig utgivare: Linus Glansholm
Teknik: Framkant Media AB
Annonsera:  Framkant Media AB