Impossible Saints What does it take for a woman to be judged saintly In this wily wonderfully original novel Mich le Roberts tells the story of the fictional Saint Josephine her life and death her childhood and evol

  • Title: Impossible Saints
  • Author: Michèle Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780156006590
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • What does it take for a woman to be judged saintly In this wily, wonderfully original novel, Mich le Roberts tells the story of the fictional Saint Josephine her life and death, her childhood and evolution from woman to nun to abbess, her unlikely canonization The we discover, the incredible her sainthood seems Who was Saint Josephine Craven nun or fearlessWhat does it take for a woman to be judged saintly In this wily, wonderfully original novel, Mich le Roberts tells the story of the fictional Saint Josephine her life and death, her childhood and evolution from woman to nun to abbess, her unlikely canonization The we discover, the incredible her sainthood seems Who was Saint Josephine Craven nun or fearless miracle worker Pious role model or seductress Illuminating Saint Josephine s story are the equally fantastical stories of eleven actual female saints mad one armed girls, beauties locked in towers, mothers who encourage their daughters fatal anorexia, ingenues who seduce and dismember their fathers Together the stories expose the historical conflict between female sexuality and religion, the roots of female roles in the church, and the troubled love between fathers and daughters In original exploration of love, faith, and desire, Impossible Saints is a funny, disturbing, and utterly compelling novel about modern women who came before their time.

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    1. I bought Impossible Saints by Michele Roberts as a course book for my degree but never got round to reading it. It has sat on my book shelf for over 6 years now and I thought I need to either read it or give it away. It is a very unusual novel, which reminded me of Angela Carter a little. This novel follows the life of Josephine, but is interspersed with 11 other short stories of other saints. Unsure most of the time of when any of these tales are set it is a thought provoking interesting read. [...]

    2. The central story of St. Josephine is sad, funny and much more. You however do get confused, is St. Josephine a harlot or a miracle worker ?I think the reader has to work it out for herself.But Roberts does give us an insight into the strange lives of some women saints, some of these stories leave you open mouthed with the feeling'Do such things really happen ?' or Do saints get canonised for stuff such as this"!A good read if you want to know more about saints of middle ages and their strange l [...]

    3. I couldn't get into this at all. The jumping around between narratives confused me and bored me. Some of the themes running through the book seemed to be there purely for the 'shock' factor. A miserable start to 2010!

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