Heloise And Abelard A Twelfth Century Love Story

Auteur: James Burge
Taal: Engels
Heloise And Abelard
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781861974174
  • Druk: Main
  • oktober 2003
  • 320 pagina's
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Abelard was a brilliant philosopher in Paris. Heloise, his student 15 years his junior, was a poet already famous for her learning, a woman with a uniquely powerful insight into her own feelings. The letters they wrote to each other - some of which have only recently come to light - open a miraculous window onto the story of their affair. We know about their terms of endearment, about the passion of their lovemaking, of stolen moments in churches, of their erotic play. The letters tell the story of the birth of their child, of their secret marriage and the violence and tragedy which followed, culminating in a brutal attack in which Abelard was castrated. In panic and shame the couple separated to continue their lives - and very successful careers - in monasteries. But their love continued through their letters.

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Intelligent, clearly written, and, perhaps inevitably, heart-rending ... Burge is rather in love with Heloise himself: she writes, thinks and feels exquisitely -- Murragh O'Brien * Independent on Sunday * Burge opens up this tale with great sympathy and directness -- Frances Spalding * Daily Mail * Burge is excellent at empathy. He keeps you alive to the agony of Abelard ... [and] makes a moving, likeable document of an extraordinary love. -- Alice Ferrebe * Scotland on Sunday * The most striking part of the book is its modernity ... Burge achieves something truly difficult: he reminds us that, for Abelard and Heloise, their world was as new, risky and unpredictable as ours is. -- Ann Wroe * Sunday Times * A great story -- Douglas Johnson * The Spectator *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
Main
Verschijningsdatum
2003-10-25
Aantal pagina's
320 pagina's

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Auteur
James Burge James Burge
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James Burge
Uitgever
Profile Books Ltd

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9781861974174

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2003-10-25
Subtitel
A Twelfth Century Love Story
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DNBH

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