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Manseau, Peter

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Works: 13 works in 71 publications in 8 languages and 4,238 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Controversial literature  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL2525, 200.973
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Publications about Peter Manseau
Publications by Peter Manseau
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Most widely held works by Peter Manseau
Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel by Peter Manseau( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Summer, sweltering, 1996. A book warehouse in western Massachusetts. A man at the beginning of his adult life -- and the end of his career rope -- becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. Most auspiciously of all, he runs across Itsik Malpesh, a ninetysomething Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which Malpesh has written his memoirs surfaces -- twenty-two volumes brimming with adventure, drama, deception, passion, and wit -- the young man is compelled to translate them, telling Malpesh's story as his own life unfolds, and bringing together two paths that coincide in shocking and unexpected ways.--from Publisher description (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0838/2007049787-d.html)
One nation, under gods : a new American history by Peter Manseau( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson collected books on all religions and required that the brand new Library of Congress take his books, since Americans needed to consider the "twenty gods or no god" he famously noted were revered by his neighbors. Looking at the Americans who believed in these gods, Manseau fills in America's story of itself, from the persecuted "witches" at Salem and who they really were, to the persecuted Buddhists in WWII California, from spirituality and cults in the '60s to the recent presidential election where both candidates were for the first time non-traditional Christians
Killing the Buddha : a heretic's Bible by Peter Manseau( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Provides an account of the authors' spiritual odyssey across America, drawing on the work of such influential writers as A.L. Kennedy, Rick Moody, and Haven Kimmell to rework the Bible to make it relevant to modern-day faith
Rag and bone : a journey among the world's holy dead by Peter Manseau( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
By examining relicst̄he bits and pieces of long-dead saints at the heart of nearly all religious traditionsP̄eter Manseau delivers a book about life, and about faith and how it is sustained. The result of wide travel and the author?s own deep curiosity, filled with true tales of the living and dubious legends of the dead, Rag and Bone tells of a California seeker who ended up in a Jerusalem convent because of a nun?s disembodied hand; a French forensics expert who travels on the metro with the rib of a saint; two young brothers who collect tickets at a Syrian mosque, studying English beside a hair from the Prophet Muhammad?s beard; and many other stories, myths, and peculiar histories. With these, and an array of other digits, limbs, and bones, Manseau provides a respectful, witty, informed, inquisitive, thoughtful, and fascinating look into the "primordial strangeness that is at the heart of belief," and the place where the abstractions of faith meet the realities of physical objects, of rags and bones
Believer, beware : first-person dispatches from the margins of faith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Collects ambivalent confessions, skeptical testimonies, and accounts of faith lost and found and lost again from Americans who have floundered in their search for an authentic spiritual life
Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck by Peter Manseau( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Vows the story of a priest, a nun, and their son by Peter Manseau( file )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The 1950s was a boom time for the Catholic Church in America, with large families of devout members providing at least one son or daughter for a life of religious service. Boston was at the epicenter of this explosion, and Bill Manseau and Mary Doherty - two eager young parishioners from different towns - became part of a new breed of clergy, eschewing the comforts of homey parishes and choosing instead to minister to the inner-city poor. Peter Manseau's riveting evocation of his parents' parallel childhoods, their similar callings, their experiences in the seminary and convent, and how they met while tending to the homeless of Roxbury during the riot-prone 1960s is a page-turning meditation on the effect that love can have on profound faith. Once married, the Manseaus continued to fight for Father Bill's right to serve the church as a priest, and it was into this situation that Peter and his siblings were born and raised to be good Catholics while they witnessed their father's personal conflict with the church's hierarchy. A multigenerational tale of spirituality, Vows also charts Peter's own calling, one which he tried to deny even as he felt compelled to consider the monastic life, toying with the idea of continuing a family tradition that stretches back over 300 years of Irish and French Catholic priests and nuns. It is also in Peter's deft hands that we learn about a culture and a religion that has shaped so much of American life, affected generations of true believers, and withstood great turmoil. Vows is a compelling tale of one family's unshakable faith that to be called is to serve, however high the cost may be
Huesos sagrados un recorrido por las reliquias de las religiones del mundo by Peter Manseau( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
One nation, under gods : a new American history by Peter Manseau( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking new look at the story of America. At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really happened is worth a close, fresh look. Thomas Jefferson himself collected books on all religions and required that the brand new Library of Congress take his books, since Americans needed to consider the "twenty gods or no god" he famously noted were revered by his neighbors. Looking at the Americans who believed in these gods, Manseau fills in America's story of itself, from the persecuted "witches" at Salem and who they really were, to the persecuted Buddhists in WWII California, from spirituality and cults in the '60s to the recent presidential election where both candidates were for the first time non-traditional Christians. One Nation, Under Gods shows how much more there is to the history we tell ourselves, right back to the country's earliest days. Dazzling in its scope and sweep, it is an American history unlike any you've read
La bottega delle reliquie : viaggio tra i corpi sacri del mondo by Peter Manseau( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Killing the Buddha ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Peter Manseau American author
Peter Manseau Amerikaans auteur
Peter Manseau US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Languages
English (49)
Italian (6)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Dutch (2)
Hebrew (1)
Yiddish (1)
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