Relation of My Imprisonment

af Russell Banks
Lydbog
3t 44m Oplæst af John Pruden

Forlagets beskrivelse

The Relation of My Imprisonment a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside the prison walls and functioned primarily as figurative dramatization of the test of fait all true believers must endure. These relation, framed by scripture and by a sermon explicating the text, were usually read aloud in weekly or monthly installments during religious services. Utterly sincere and detailed recounting of suffering, they were nonetheless highly artificial. To use the form self-consciously, as Russell Banks has done, is not to parody it so much as to argue good-humoredly with the mind it embodies, to explore and, if possible, to map the limits of that mind, the more intelligently to love it.

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Bogtype
Lydbog
Forlag
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780062311054
Oplæst af
John Pruden

Genre
Fiktion og relaterede emner