Dreams of Roses and Fire

Dreams of Roses and Fire In th century Loudun a city already destabilised by prolonged religious conflict and an outbreak of plague some Ursuline nuns claimed to be possessed of demons There are public exorcisms and a pri

  • Title: Dreams of Roses and Fire
  • Author: Eyvind Johnson Erik J. Friis
  • ISBN: 9780882548975
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 17th century Loudun, a city already destabilised by prolonged religious conflict and an outbreak of plague, some Ursuline nuns claimed to be possessed of demons There are public exorcisms and a priest is accused of having sent the demons into the women by witchcraft The townspeople don t know whether to be amused or frightened.Touching, often humorous, the strength o In 17th century Loudun, a city already destabilised by prolonged religious conflict and an outbreak of plague, some Ursuline nuns claimed to be possessed of demons There are public exorcisms and a priest is accused of having sent the demons into the women by witchcraft The townspeople don t know whether to be amused or frightened.Touching, often humorous, the strength of Eyvind Johnson s writing is such that the voices of the characters linger in the mind long after the book has been put down As a portrayal of a city in the grip of panic, his novel is reminiscent of Camus s The Plague The Guardian

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    1. Eyvind Johnson Erik J. Friis

      Eyvind Johnson was a proletarian writer who was influenced by the contemporary literary currents of his time He is regarded as the modern novel art s foremost pioneer in Sweden He made his debut in 1924 and had his breakthrough in 1930 with the semi autobiographical novel about Olof His most prominent works include Krilontrilogin , Str ndernas Svall and Hans N des Tid He became a member of the Swedish Academy Chair 11 in 1957 He was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in Literature for a narrative art, farseeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom Award shared with Harry Martinson.

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    1. Set in 1600s France, where the Catholics (led by Cardinal Richelieu) and Huguenots are struggling for supremacy, Johnson based his novel on a true-life story.A Catholic priest - young, handsome, charismatic and who has broken his rule of celibacy - comes to the notice of his superiors. Some are jealous; others oppose him for political reasons, since he has written pamphlets against Richelieu, and seems to be somewhat on the side of the Huguenots.When an apparent case of possession occurs in the [...]


    2. This was one of the most boring books I´ve ever read. I normally like old books but this one was just to slow, and the characters to dull.



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