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Jerusalem

St i hennes författarskap trons makt och kärlekens förunderliga vägar Jerusalem publicerades 1901 och 1902 här är de båda delarna samlade i en volym. I find the book a little bit to lengthy Really long bits that is just descriptive and adds nothing to the story but gives flesh to the characters I ve mixed feelings about it The language is beautiful the narration and descriptions lovely so I hated it even if I loved itWell build characters It was a bit scary to see how fanatic they were specially in the beginning Interesting note she made that it was the Christians in Jerusalem that fought each other not Christians against Jews and Muslims

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Jerusalem är berättelsen om en stark väckelsevåg som delar en socken i Dalarna en handfull familjer följer kallelsen och beger sig till det heliga lan. Moving perceptive book about religious mania full of both intellectual and emotional intelligence The author who was herself deeply religious does an excellent job of telling the story without judging the main characters Extremely relevant to the world today it s a shame this book isn t better known The film is also outstanding and eually unknown outside Sweden Multiplied by seven (By and By, om en stark väckelsevåg som delar en socken i Dalarna en handfull familjer följer kallelsen Chocolate For A Womans Heart och beger sig till det heliga lan. Moving perceptive book about religious mania full Shadrin of both intellectual and emotional intelligence The author who was herself deeply religious does an excellent job 青春攻略本 第1巻 [Seishun Kouryakuhon, Vol. 01] (Manual to Teenage Life, of telling the story without judging the main characters Extremely relevant to the world today it s a shame this book isn t better known The film is also Lilac Hill outstanding and eually unknown My Prince outside Sweden

Selma Lagerlöf ¾ 8 review

Det medan andra väljer att bli kvar på sina gårdar Med starka färger och i dramatiska konflikter gestaltar Selma Lagerlöf här de teman som går djupa. On the same day that he arrives in the holy land after never before even setting foot outside his own village a middle aged pilgrim comes down with a fever that proves to be fatal Dying he asks his companions to carry him into Jerusalem so he can at least see God s city first hand As they carry him through a noisy stinky crowded city full of people of three different faiths going about their regular business they point out the landmarks to him this is where the last supper was held this is where Jesus was tortured this is where he carried the cross this is the holy grave And he looks at all this mundanity and begs them to stop joking This can t be it show me the real Jerusalem Where s the gold Where s the glory Where s the peace and serenity Where s God Did he really come all this way did he give up everything did he die just to see a cityThere s a long tradition in Scandinavian literature especially 19th century literature of the simple bygdedrama village drama the story of a small village and the farmers who live there the big man on top of the hill the old pastor the simple but virtuous tenant farmer s daughter etc Selma Lagerl f s Jerusalem loosely based on real events and often cited as one of the major reasons why she became the first female Nobel Prize winner takes that and runs with it turning it into a great early modern novel in the processFocusing on the inhabitants of a small village deep in the forests of Sweden it follows the wave of religious awakening that swept across the Swedish countryside in the late 1800s and led some to abandon everything and everyone they d ever known to make the pilgrimage halfway across the world to settle in Palestine She takes her time setting things up of the two volumes the first is set entirely in the small parish they all come from setting up who they are the life they ve led for generations and the conflicts that arise when the modern world starts getting closer both material and ideologicalreligious rules suddenly start changing and all of a sudden it s not a given that the richest farmer the schoolteacher and the preacher are unuestionable authorities The second volume details what happened to the ones who eventually sell their farms and give up everything to emigrate to a country about which they know very little apart from what they ve read in the BibleLagerl f tells it all like a fairly simple story limiting herself to what her uneducated characters can feasibly know and think about at the same time though she manages to weave in discussions on faith both religious and personal community and family that never tries to give any easy answers or pick sides even when she introduces mystical elements and themes both Christian Muslim and pagan fairytales were still very much alive in these areas a 100 years ago she leaves it up to the reader to decide whether they re real or just in the characters heads and indeed if it matters one way or the other But what really makes the book is the way she handles the characters gradually letting the main characters in this at heart fairly simple story become fully drawn giving them a history that goes back generations and then occasionally raising the drama to heart wrenching levels without having to resort to any far fetched plots Beautiful


10 thoughts on “Jerusalem

  1. says:

    Oh human folly how beautifully it can be turned into art Selma Lagerlöf is such a master storyteller she captivates me even with topics I find irritating and frustrating like this one a bunch of Swedish peasants decide they alone know how to live in the spirit of Jesus Jesus If they only knew how common THAT delusion of special kno

  2. says:

    Moving perceptive book about religious mania full of both intellectual and emotional intelligence The author who was herself deeply r

  3. says:

    Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was a much beloved story when I was l

  4. says:

    Free download available at Project GutenbergThis is not my cup of tea Or I am not in the right mood to read it who knows?

  5. says:

    On the same day that he arrives in the holy land after never before even setting foot outside his own village a middle aged pilgrim comes down with a fever that proves to be fatal Dying he asks his companions to carry him into Jerusalem so he can at least see God's city first hand As they carry him through a noisy stinky crowded city full of people of three different faiths going about their regular business they point o

  6. says:

    ‘Jerusalem’ was my first book authored by Selma Lagerlof an authoress I am certain I would have never read and a chance encounter made this possible With a splendid description and an eually splendid narration Selma Lagerlof left me both amazed and shocked with ‘Jerusalem’ ‘Jerusalem’ narrates the simple but gargantuan story of changing dogmas and faith in a village tucked away in the lush green

  7. says:

    This book is based on a historical event in 1890's where multiple families in a small Swedish village of Dalecarlia emigrated in mass to Jerusalem The story starts with Ingmar Ingmarsson and then expands to the entire par

  8. says:

    I find the book a little bit to lengthy Really long bits that is just descriptive and adds nothing to the story but gives flesh to the characters I've mixed feelings about it The language is beautiful the narration and descriptions lovely so I

  9. says:

    An unexpectedly fun read Nice ending with not everything wrapped up neatly but also not leaving the reader feeling a seuel is needed I would now like to read of her books and I see why she won the Nobel Prize for Literature Her description of the life of 'ordinary' people is well done without being sentimental or too verbose or a

  10. says:

    Selma's great talent is showing fully in this compelling story Every description has its place and meaning and in spite of the length

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