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Abelard's Love (European Women Writers Series)

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Abelards Love is an inspired retelling of the story of Abelard and Heloise—the French medieval theologian and his brilliant student—whose love affair led to a scandal that has echoed through the centuries. In the affairs aftermath, Abelard became a monk and Heloise a nun. Forgotten to history was their unwanted son.

Luise Rinser sets at center stage that son and his unique perspective on his legendary parents. The novel is cast in the form of a long letter written by the son, Astrolabe. Addressed to Heloise in the weeks after Abelards death, the letter brings the story of this tragic family vividly to life. Rinser offers insights into each of the three participants in this family drama, yet it is the perspective of the aggrieved son that lies at the books core. As the distinguished critic and translator Harry Zohn has remarked, “the young mans melancholy musings . . . add up to an anguished ‘Jaccuse of epic dimensions.”

About the Author

Luise Rinser is the best-selling author of dozens of novels and autobiographical works that have been translated into more than twenty languages. A prominent figure in German intellectual and political life, she was the German Green Partys presidential candidate in 1984. Jean M. Snook is an associate professor of German at Memorial University of Newfoundland and translator of Else Lasker-Schülers Concert (Nebraska 1994).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803289680
Translator:
Snook, Jean M.
Author:
Snook, Jean M.
Author:
Rinser, Luise
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Heloise
Subject:
Abelard, Peter
Subject:
Abelard, peter, 1079-1142
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Abelard, Peter - Fiction
Subject:
Helo'ise - Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European women writers series
Series Volume:
vol. 5, no 21
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
7.86x5.97x.50 in. .53 lbs.

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