By Karl Ove Knausgaard
Within the 16th century, Antinous Bellori, a boy of 11, is misplaced in a gloomy woodland and stumbles upon gleaming beings, one wearing a spear, the opposite a flaming torch ... This occasion is decisive in Bellori's lifestyles, and he thereafter devotes himself to the pursuit and examine of angels, the intermediaries of the divine. starting within the backyard of Eden and hovering via to the current, A Time for every little thing reimagines pivotal encounters among people and angels: the glow of the cherubim looking at over Eden; the profound love among Cain and Abel regardless of their modifications; Lot's disgrace in Sodom; Noah's isolation prior to the flood; Ezekiel tied to his mattress, prophesying ferociously; the loss of life of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs within the 17th century. Alighting upon those dramatic scenes -- from the Bible and past -- Knausgaard's mind's eye takes flight: the result's a stunning reveal of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding most sensible. Incorporating and demanding culture, legend, and the Apocrypha, those penetrating glimpses risk chilling questions: can the character of the divine endure switch, and will the immortal perish?
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