A Time for Everything

A Time for Everything

Book - 2009 | First Archipelago Books edition
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In the sixteenth century, Antinous Bellori, a boy of eleven, is lost in a dark forest and stumbles upon two glowing beings, one carrying a spear, the other a flaming torch ... This event is decisive in Bellori's life, and he thereafter devotes himself to the pursuit and study of angels, the intermediaries of the divine. Beginning in the Garden of Eden and soaring through to the present, A Time for Everything reimagines pivotal encounters between humans and angels: the glow of the cherubim watching over Eden; the profound love between Cain and Abel despite their differences; Lot's shame in Sodom; Noah's isolation before the flood; Ezekiel tied to his bed, prophesying ferociously; the death of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs in the seventeenth century. Alighting upon these dramatic scenes - from the Bible and beyond - Knausgaard's imagination takes flight: the result is a dazzling display of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding best. Incorporating and challenging tradition, legend, and the Apocrypha, these penetrating glimpses hazard chilling questions: can the nature of the divine undergo change, and can the immortal perish?
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2009
Edition: First Archipelago Books edition
ISBN: 9780980033083
Branch Call Number: 839.83 K67t1
Characteristics: 499 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, James


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Mar 15, 2016

Artistic license…for better or for worse. Yes, A Time for Everything, is provocative. One cannot help but get the point that the “ancients” have used artistic license to the detriment of society…they made up a lot of s*** that was swallowed hook, line and sinker. But any thinking person knows that!
A character at the end of the book, goes into isolation in an out of the way fjord, and physically cuts his skin with broken glass. I am of the opinion, having read two of his books that getting caught up in Karl Ove’s style of artistic license will do the same to your brain…leave it scarred.
No, There Is Not Time for Somethings

jeanfalvon39 Jan 19, 2015

cannot find hold link for this book.

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