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Godric

Author: Frederick Buechner
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren't easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Godric, Saint; Godric, Saint
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Buechner
ISBN: 0060611626 9780060611620
OCLC Number: 10556369
Description: 178 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Frederick Buechner.

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Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren't easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn't supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction [in a book] notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed." -- Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review.

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