As in Eden (2020)

As in Eden Eve banished from Eden gives birth to Cain and Abel then watches in horror as one brother learns to hate the other Pharaoh s daughter unable to bear children saves Moses from the Nile and raises hi
  • Title: As in Eden
  • Author: R.M. Lamming
  • ISBN: 9780571226429
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eve, banished from Eden gives birth to Cain and Abel then watches in horror as one brother learns to hate the other Pharaoh s daughter, unable to bear children, saves Moses from the Nile and raises him as her son, only to lose him when he discovers the truth about his identity And Claudia Procula, the wife of Pontius Pilate, faces her own capacity for rage as well as herEve, banished from Eden gives birth to Cain and Abel then watches in horror as one brother learns to hate the other Pharaoh s daughter, unable to bear children, saves Moses from the Nile and raises him as her son, only to lose him when he discovers the truth about his identity And Claudia Procula, the wife of Pontius Pilate, faces her own capacity for rage as well as her husband s panic and stubborness when he ignores the warning she sends just before he condemns a man to death .R M Lamming reaches through the dust of centuries with a strong and extraordinary lens Told with uncompromising honesty sometimes raw, sometimes anguished, sometimes tender As In Eden is an epic yet immensely intimate novel, an unforgettable account of the search for inner meaning in the light of extreme circumstances.
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    One Reply to “As in Eden”

    1. Although Lamming s book is described as a novel, it seems to be a collection of short stories Each chapter is told as a first person narrative by a woman in the Bible who is generally overshadowed by her male family members, and reveals an insightful and distinctly feminine perspective on the traditional stories The book begins with Eve, describing the terrifying flight from Eden, and continues through both the old and new testaments Among the narrators are Moses adoptive Egyptian mother, Lot s [...]

    2. Started 5.22.10.Finished 6.2.10.I would give this book 3.5 if I could I enjoyed it, I really did The premise is fantastic, and is what drew me into this book in the first place it s a series of short stories, bible stories, told from a woman s point of view, where in the original bible story, her role is overshadowed by the male main character I enjoy having both points of view in anything I read, and this is really just another form of that From Eve to Lot s wife to the Pharoah s daughter to Po [...]

    3. As in Eden tells the Bible stories of Adam Eve, Lot, Lazarus, Abraham, and Pilate from the point of view of the women who were there We see Eve living with her choice and being cast out of Eden The birth of Cain and Abel and how their lives intertwined I really enjoyed the story of Martha, Lazarus sister Her story is used to teach us about hospitality No one ever stops to think about how much she missed out on, and what a struggle she found it to do her duty Care for her brother and younger sist [...]

    4. It falters a bit when the narrative pushes into New Testament territory the stories become a bit too long and too rambling, compared to the pared down concise intensity of its earlier, Old Testament tales But it s a minor disappointment in an otherwise sterling, imaginative re telling of the Bible through the eyes of its women It has the same ambiance, the same power, the same compelling nature as many of its forerunners, such as Nino Ricci s Testament and Colm Toibin s The Testament of Mary Sub [...]

    5. I m a strange hypocrite in that I don t believe any of the stories in the Bible, don t believe in any religions, but I find fiction based on those stories being true to be fascinating I suppose it stems from a childhood love of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade But I digress As In Eden retold a number of the Bible s famous tales from the viewpoint of women mentioned, occasionally only in passing, in the original tales Interesting, but still not enough to make me a b [...]

    6. This book tells select biblical stories from the woman s point of view Eve tells her side of the story, Sarah hers etc Although this book shares an interesting perspective I must admit I did not enjoy it Truthfully I found the women s stories whiny then insightful.

    7. Raramente um novato na rea se anunciou de maneira t o confiante, nos ltimos anos, quanto R M Lamming Guardian

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