The Fifth Gospel

The Fifth Gospel

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Mario Pomilio was a novelist, editor, and literary critic, releasing 8 novels, a book of short stories, and various books of criticism over his career. The Fifth Gospel is Pomilio’s most important work; it marks the culmination of the complex thematic evolution of his work as a whole. It was originally published in Italy in 1975 and won the Napoli Prize and the Maria Cristina Prize. Umberto C. Mariani and Alice J. Mariani have translated it into English for the first time.

While for Mario Pomilio the essential condition of man in our time is markedly our solitude, our alienation, and our sense of having lost control of both the physical universe and of human history (even as science and technology assure us we are gaining it), The Fifth Gospel tells the story of a search for a message of hope and salvation that is presented as realizable. Although the search almost always ends tragically, it is constantly reborn; if its failure can be cause for alienation and despair, its constant revival throughout the centuries is a harbinger of hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761863953
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 07/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mario Pomilio was an author, editor, and literary critic. He was born in 1921 in Orsogna, Italy, and passed away in 1990.

Umberto C. Mariani is professor emeritus in the Italian Department at Rutgers University.

Alice J. Mariani, also retired, holds a PhD in comparative literature from Yale University.

Table of Contents

A Letter
The Vivario Manuscript
The Chart of Heaven
The Legends
The Greek Monk
The Reappearances
The Green Branch
The Gospel of the Popes
The Story of Friar Michele, A Minorite
The Banquet of Lyons
The Christ of Guardia
The Profession of Faith of Pierre D’Artois
The Life of the Chevalier Du Breuil
The Justification of the Priest Domenico De Lellis
Letters from My Former Students
A Reply to a Replay
The Fifth Evangelist

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