Godric: A Novel

Godric: A Novel

Frederick Buechner


Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the lifetime of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy guy whose tasks past due in lifestyles integrated that of purifying his ethical ambition of pride...Sin, non secular craving, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples usually are not effortless to revitalize yet Frederick Buechner is going on the activity with clever depth and an exceptional readiness to invent what heritage does not offer. He contrives a mode of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical mess around, embedding his narrative in household reality--familiar affection, tasks, disasters...All on his personal, Mr. Buechner has controlled to reinvent initiatives of self-purification and of religion as piquant topic for modern fiction [in a publication] outstanding for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a superb author indeed." -- Benjamin DeMott, The ny occasions publication Review

"From the book's establishing sentence...and brilliant reader can be stuck in Godric's grip...Godric glimmers brightly." -- Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

"Godric is a memorable book...a significant gem of a book...destined to turn into a vintage of its kind." -- Michael Heskett, Houston Chronicle

"In the extreme determine of Godric, either obdurate outsider and actual baby of God, either worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has came across an incredible technique of exploring the character of spirituality. Godric is a dwelling battleground the place God fights it out with the area, the Flesh, and the Devil." -- London instances Literary Supplement

"Wityh a poet's sensibly and a excessive reverent fancy, Frederick Buechner paints a memorable portrait." -- Edmund Fuller, The Wall highway Journal

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