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Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren't easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn't supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction [in a book] notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed." — Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

"From the book's opening sentence...and sensible reader will be caught in Godric's grip...Godric glimmers brightly." — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

"Godric is a memorable book...a marvelous gem of a book...destined to become a classic of its kind." — Michael Heskett, Houston Chronicle

"In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil." — London Times Literary Supplement

"Wityh a poet's sensibly and a high reverent fancy, Frederick Buechner paints a memorable portrait." — Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

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'In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil.' -London Times Literary Supplement

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Frederick Buechner' s Godric retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren' t easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn' t supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that' s brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction in a book notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed. — Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

From the book' s opening sentence...and sensible reader will be caught in Godric' s grip...Godric glimmers brightly. — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

Godric is a memorable book...a marvelous gem of a book...destined to become a classic of its kind. — Michael Heskett, Houston Chronicle

In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil. — London Times Literary Supplement

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

About the Author

Frederick Buechner is the popular author of such nonfiction titles as Telling the Truth, Wishful Thinking, and Peculiar Treasures. The New York Times Book Review described his recently published memoir, The Sacred Journey, as a "beautifully successful experiment." In addition to The Final Beast, which was originally published in 1965, Mr. Buechner is the author of ten other novels, including the bestselling A Long Day's Dying and, most recently, Godric. He makes his home in Rupert, Vermont.

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Some Other Writer, February 15, 2007 (view all comments by Some Other Writer)
One of my favorite books of all time. It's hard to say why, really. Even I, a poet, wouldn't normally be turned on by a book of prose written in iambic meter, with all Anglo-Saxon words, as far as I can see. But the language feels like something an old Anglo-Saxon would use: rough and true. Godric the character is a little like me. He lives his life as if he's sailing: bumping into islands, making friends with snakes, not following a life plan, really. But it pretty much works, after all, because his life was never meant to be easy or successful in the first place.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060611620
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Buechner, Frederick
Author:
Buechner, Frederick
Author:
by Frederick Buechner
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Religious - Historical
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Godric
Subject:
Christianity - Literature
Subject:
Christianity - Literature & the Arts
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Spirituality
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
November 1983
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.12x5.18x.45 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil.' -London Times Literary Supplement

"Synopsis" by , Frederick Buechner' s Godric retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren' t easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn' t supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that' s brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction in a book notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed. — Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

From the book' s opening sentence...and sensible reader will be caught in Godric' s grip...Godric glimmers brightly. — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

Godric is a memorable book...a marvelous gem of a book...destined to become a classic of its kind. — Michael Heskett, Houston Chronicle

In the extraordinary figure of Godric, both stubborn outsider and true child of God, both worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has found an ideal means of exploring the nature of spirituality. Godric is a living battleground where God fights it out with the world, the Flesh, and the Devil. — London Times Literary Supplement

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

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