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Have an important place in the spiritual hierarchy What follows is a chain of events in which Veronica commits the one genuine act of her life offering Jesus a way out before his crucifixionThis revision of biblical history in the tradition of D H Lawrence's The Man Who Died and Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ is not just a novel; but part of the ongoing dia Oh where to even start with this oneThe story is told from the perspective of Pilate s wife Claudia Procula though HD wanted to use Veroni

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Veronica Pontius Pilate's wife is beautiful brilliant and weary of a life spent in her boudoir and the Roman court When one of her lovers sends her disguised as a servant to a seer she feels suddenly alive experiencing sudden pre visions of inner splendor The seer Mnevis arouses the artist the dreamer in her eventually telling her of a Jew a love god who believes women Religion and agency often aren t the best of friends Rules and texts liturgy and ritual tell us what to do and when to do it They tell u

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Logue about the feminine and divine Pilate's Wife was written by HD in 1929 revised in 1934 and is now finally published by New Directions edited with an introduction by HD scholar Joan Burke It is a testament to Alicia Ostriker's claim that among the women poets and novelists of this century HD is the most profoundly religious the most seriously engaged in spiritual ue This book is excellent I have loved HD s poetry for a long time but this is the first novel I have read by her As is also evident in her p


4 thoughts on “Pilate's Wife

  1. says:

    Religion and agency often aren’t the best of friends Rules and texts liturgy and ritual tell us what to do and when to do it They tell us to lead life a certain way – or else Pilate’s Wife by the mysterious and fascinating writer HD explores how we relate to faith and social expectations and how we can find power through our own interp

  2. says:

    Oh where to even start with this oneThe story is told from the perspective of Pilate's wife Claudia Procula though HD wanted to use Veronica as the wife instead Having visited a seer Mnevis Veronica turns her life around and attempts to conv

  3. says:

    This book is excellent I have loved HD's poetry for a long time but this is the first novel I have read by her As is also evident in her poetry HD has a very deep and intuitive as well as factually rich sense of Antiuity and this bo

  4. says:

    I thought it was a realistic view of life during this period

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