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The Resource The Gospel according to the Son, Norman Mailer

The Gospel according to the Son, Norman Mailer

Label
The Gospel according to the Son
Title
The Gospel according to the Son
Statement of responsibility
Norman Mailer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The autobiography of Jesus Christ, written by him after his ascension into heaven. The novel opens with his youth as a carpenter, gives his reaction to God's announcement of his mission to save mankind, and describes the terror of the crucifixion. Christ analyzes his two sides--the divine and the human--and recalls his debates with the devil
Summary
The Gospel according to the Son. One of America's greatest living writers takes a dramatic departure in theme with bold and thoughtful book, a recreation of the life of Jesus. With remarkable psychological acuity, Mailer presents an image of a skilled and devout carpenter confronted with the perplexing. Is God speaking to me? Do the voice that I hear come from God? And if so, why has he chosen me? Following the New Testament closely, Mailer vividly recreates the world of the Holy Land two thousand years ago. The public world into which Jesus is thrust by is governed by a complacent but fearful establishment that rules over a despairing middle class. As his sermons and miracles rock that world, the son of God emerges as a protagonist both divine and human, wracked by passion and doubt as he progresses inexorably toward his apocalyptic end
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
004714
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.A4152
LC item number
G6 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gospel according to the Son, Norman Mailer
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
76042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780679457831
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96048018
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36138331
  • (OCoLC)36138331
Label
The Gospel according to the Son, Norman Mailer
Link
Publication
Control code
76042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780679457831
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96048018
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36138331
  • (OCoLC)36138331

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