Mariamne Historien om en pl tslig drabbande k rlek hos den grymme Herodes kung ver det Heliga Landet till en kvinna han m ter Hon blir hans hustru av medlidande och offervilja och lyckas f r en tid mildra ha

  • Title: Mariamne
  • Author: Pär Lagerkvist
  • ISBN: 9788848800433
  • Page: 443
  • Format: None
  • Mariamne

    Historien om en pl tslig drabbande k rlek hos den grymme Herodes, kung ver det Heliga Landet, till en kvinna han m ter Hon blir hans hustru av medlidande och offervilja och lyckas f r en tid mildra hans onska

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    1. Rachael Moss

      Par Lagerkvist won the Nobel. So, let me make this review real short and sweet: If you didn't also win the Nobel, and you gave this perfectly cut, flawless diamond of a novel anything but 5 stars, you're an asshole.

    2. Bill Fletcher

      Short but powerful, about the (in)ability to express love and whether good can ever really conquer evil. It sucked me right in from the first page; I don't think I looked up until I was done.

    3. Tamara Agha-Jaffar

      The Herod in Par Lagerkvist’s Herod and Mariamne is the Herod of Biblical notoriety. The novella is a love story of sorts. Herod is a monstrous ruler who derives satisfaction from killing and torturing his perceived enemies. He falls in love with the innocent Mariamne. She agrees to marry him but only because she thinks she may be able to temper his violent urges. She succeeds temporarily, but Herod resorts to his former cruelties when he realizes Mariamne doesn’t return his love. His rage a [...]

    4. William S.

      I'll admit it, I have fallen in love with Lagerkvist's novels. The Dwarf last summer lead me to Barabbas. I felt satisfied for the moment. A few months ago I picked up the other four of the pentalogy of Barabbas and quickly ran through those. A few books later, I still wanted more, so I came to Lagerkvist's last novel. While not nearly as complex as some in his pentalogy or the Dwarf, this definitely is the simplest novel I have read of his. It is a story of love, but not one we expect. When we [...]

    5. khashayar

      It could have been much better if only Lagerkvist had not intended to set the story in a historical/biblical background. I can see that Herod's passion to build the second temple plays a vital role in the novella and that this might be the reason behind using the historical/biblical background. Yet, I cannot understand why about the massacre of innocents is mentioned, it seems to me that it is just name-dropped.I think it was not necessary to make it historically plausible. After all, there are [...]

    6. Will

      Herod is a monster, a man of overwhelming, evil reputation. He kills and tortures and only cares for himself. He punishes those who anger him or try to thwart his ambitions. Mariamne is a woman of principle and dominated by guilt, who marries Herod to try to placate an ogre who cannot be placated. Love for her family complicates Herod's love for her and torture. He must punish, and she must forgive. Their natures are opposite. Is it love? No. Do they need each other? Yes. Is it pretty or fair? N [...]

    7. Adam

      A novella with a very inviting, fluid voice. But the story arc is pretty loose, with no character-development/plot payoff to speak of. Still, there are some fine passages.”She was like the trees. The wind is the worship that fills them, and to which at times--though not always--they listen. Their divine service is within themselves.”

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