Margery Kempe

Author(s): Robert Gluck; Colm Toibin (Introduction by)

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Lust, religious zeal, and heartache come together in this provocative novel about two infatuations, one between a man and his young lover in the late 20th century and another between a 15th-century maiden and Jesus Christ.


 


First published in 1994, Robert Gl ck's Margery Kempe is one of the most provocative, poignant, and inventive American novels of the last quarter century. The book tells two stories of romantic obsession. One, based on the first autobiography in English, the medieval Book of Margery Kempe, is about a fifteenth-century woman from East Anglia, a visionary, a troublemaker, a pilgrim to the Holy Land, and an aspiring saint, and her love affair with Jesus. It is complicated. The other is about the author's own love for an alluring and elusive young American, L. It is complicated. Between these two Margery Kempe, the novel, emerges as an unprecedented exploration of desire, devotion, abjection, and sexual obsession in the form of a novel like no other novel. Robert Gl ck's masterpiece bears comparison with the finest work of such writers as Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus.

March 2020

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  • : 9781681374314
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : March 1920
  • : ---length:- '8'width:- '5'units:- Inches
  • : March 2020
  • : books

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  • : Robert Gluck; Colm Toibin (Introduction by)
  • : 176
  • : 813/.54
  • : Paperback