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Barabbas (Vintage International)

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There are those — and they are legion — who believe that their souls shall someday unravel and their intricacies and silences will finally be known by their Lord. Then there is Barabbas, the subject of this novel by Par Lagerkvist. Barabbas, the acquitted, would like to believe in the fellow that wasn't spared crucifixion, and he has even fallen to his knees and nearly prayed, but to no avail. Lagerkvist (himself spiritually conflicted) illuminates in this bare and moving novel the life of a reluctantly faithless man.
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Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, "I want to believe."

Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair

About the Author

Par Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679725442
Translator:
Blair, Alan
Author:
Blair, Alan
Author:
Lagerkvist, Par
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Parables
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Barabbas
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19891131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.10x5.16x.43 in. .37 lbs.

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There are those — and they are legion — who believe that their souls shall someday unravel and their intricacies and silences will finally be known by their Lord. Then there is Barabbas, the subject of this novel by Par Lagerkvist. Barabbas, the acquitted, would like to believe in the fellow that wasn't spared crucifixion, and he has even fallen to his knees and nearly prayed, but to no avail. Lagerkvist (himself spiritually conflicted) illuminates in this bare and moving novel the life of a reluctantly faithless man.

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