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Jerusalem ☆ Jerusalem ↠ Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard - Jerusalem, Jerusalem The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  • Title: Jerusalem
  • Author: Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard
  • ISBN: 9781426489228
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback

☆ Jerusalem ↠ Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard, ☆ Jerusalem ↠ Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard, Jerusalem, Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard, Jerusalem The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem. ☆ Jerusalem ↠ Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard - Jerusalem, Jerusalem The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  • ☆ Jerusalem ↠ Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard
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  1. Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerl f was a Swedish author In 1909 she became the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings She later also became the first female member of the Swedish Academy Born in the forested countryside of Sweden she was told many of the classic Swedish fairytales, which she would later use as inspiration in her magic realist writings Since she for some of her early years had problems with her legs she was born with a faulty hip she would also spend a lot of time reading books such as the Bible.As a young woman she was a teacher in the southern parts of Sweden for ten years before her first novel G sta Berling s Saga was published As her writer career progressed she would keep up a correspondance with some of her former female collegues for almost her entire life Lagerl f never married and was almost certainly a lesbian she never officially stated that she was, but most later researchers believe this to be the case For many years her constant companion was fellow writer Sophie Elkan, with whom she traveled to Italy and the Middle East Her visit to Palestine and a colony of Christians there, would inspire her to write Jerusalem, her story of Swedish farmers converting into a evangelical Christian group and travelling to The American Colony in Jerusalem.Lagerl f was involved in both women issues as well as politics She would among other things help the Jewish writer Nelly Sachs to come to Sweden and donated her Nobel medal to the Finnish war effort against the Soviet union Outside of Sweden she s perhaps most widely known for her children s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.

  2. Moving, perceptive book about religious mania, full of both intellectual and emotional intelligence The author, who was herself deeply religious, does an excellent job of telling the story without judging the main characters Extremely relevant to the world today it s a shame this book isn t better known The film is also outstanding, and equally unknown outside Sweden.

  3. Lagerl f is clearly a talented writer, and it took far too long to find and read something of hers Jerusalem is a generational story of village life and an investigation into the roles of religion She takes into account the many parts of religion how it is a form of social connection, a way of explaining the world, and a way for people to form new movements and cast aside material values She has a keen eye for human behavior, and I was impressed by her depictions in a direct style I m still turn [...]

  4. Selma Lagerl f was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was a much beloved story when I was little and I even returned to it as an adult Despite this, and despite having read and liked other works by the same author, I was surprised at how modern and relevant this book was.It s a story about a Swedish community that get invaded by a religious sect That s basically what happened, although it is subtly told It s the story about people who left their [...]

  5. En klassiker skriven av en av sveriges mest k nda f rfattarinnor Boken handlar om en grupp b nder i Dalarna som beslutar sig f r att ka p v lf rd till Jerusalem d r de st ter p problem som endast Herren sj lv kan hj lpa dem med Boken speglar ett samh lle f r lite mer n 100 r sen men som man nd v ldigt enkelt kan dra kopplingar mellan till idag Riktigt bra ber ttelse som f r en att reflektera om n det ena och n det andra.

  6. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.This is not my cup of tea Or I am not in the right mood to read it, who knows

  7. On the same day that he arrives in the holy land after never before even setting foot outside his own village, a middle aged pilgrim comes down with a fever that proves to be fatal Dying, he asks his companions to carry him into Jerusalem so he can at least see God s city first hand As they carry him through a noisy, stinky, crowded city full of people of three different faiths going about their regular business, they point out the landmarks to him this is where the last supper was held, this is [...]

  8. Jerusalem was my first book authored by Selma Lagerlof, an authoress I am certain I would have never read and a chance encounter made this possible With a splendid description and an equally splendid narration, Selma Lagerlof left me both amazed and shocked with Jerusalem Jerusalem narrates the simple but gargantuan story of changing dogmas and faith in a village tucked away in the lush green highlands of Sweden It spans over two generations and faith is what Selma Lagerlof has expounded in this [...]

  9. I find the book a little bit to lengthy Really long bits that is just descriptive and adds nothing to the story, but gives flesh to the characters I ve mixed feelings about it The language is beautiful, the narration and descriptions lovely, so I hated it, even if I loved it.Well build characters It was a bit scary to see how fanatic they were, specially in the beginning Interesting note she made that it was the Christians in Jerusalem that fought each other, not Christians against Jews and Musl [...]

  10. An unexpectedly fun read Nice ending, with not everything wrapped up neatly, but also not leaving the reader feeling a sequel is needed I would now like to read of her books, and I see why she won the Nobel Prize for Literature Her description of the life of ordinary people is well done without being sentimental, or too verbose or academic.

  11. P m nga s tt en fantastisk bok Hon r otrolig p att skildra livs dena Jag har ingen aning om hur mycket som grundar sig p verkliga h ndelser, men jag blir v ldigt nyfiken att ta reda p mer Jag vet inte heller om Lagerl f var nere i Jerusalem, men milj beskrivningar och f rst elsen f r landet r mycket detaljrika och m lande Mycket l sv rd.

  12. Selma s great talent is showing fully in this compelling story Every description has its place and meaning and in spite of the length and theme, this is a truly unputdownable novel The historical setting is meticulously accurate and this makes it an interesting read Her empathy for the characters and her lyrical prose are a joy to read.

  13. This is a great book it has depth but also an interesting finish which kept me riveted What begins as episodes from the lives of farm folk in a parish in the back country of north central Sweden moves outward to Palestine, to a totally different milieu, braiding together seeming unrelated people and events until we return to Dalarna and it all comes together Ok, that s mostly bullshit, but nevertheless true What I missed was a genealogy, although most characters were clear and their relationship [...]

  14. First, before I begin my review, I just want to remark how strange it is that the only thing I remembered about Jerusalem before I started reading the novel was that it was about Swedish farmers that travel to Jerusalem, and that one of the main characters was a young girl It s strange, because the movie, by Billie August, is one of my mother s favorites and I have seen parts of it multiple times during my childhood plus I m kind of certain that we watched the movie during our Swedish classes in [...]

  15. The country folk of Dalecardia in Sweden go about their daily lives and try to follow the will of God Two generations of Ingmar Ingmarssons rely mainly on the faith and tradition of previous Ingmar Ingmarssons, others are swayed by the latest preacher in the village People fall in love, make mistakes, get married, try not to gossip about their neighbours, make money or lose it, have arguments, hurt each others feelings, become reconciled or not and generally live their lives.This is a gentle ru [...]

  16. Lite mycket Gud va Annars r den intressant och rolig och fin och skildrar mycket fint m nniskors livs den fr n bara i n gra rader f r n n bifigur till Ingmar sj lv Lite seg kanske men nd sp nnande med Jerusalemsskildringen Men r det inte lite v l mansdominerat ocks Eller allts varf r r guds plan att alla runtom ska vara brickor i Ingmarss nernas spel D r bodde ett d ligt folk, s dant d r utskum, som tillverkas, d V r Herre v nder bort gonen eller r sysselsatt p annat h ll Det, som fordras f r at [...]

  17. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one I d heard a lot about it, mostly people saying that it was boring and long winded, so I was a bit apprehensive when we had to read it for book club It ended up not being boring at all though, and I really enjoyed it It s about a group of Swedish farmers, who decide to move to Jerusalem to help the poor there I think it takes place in 18 something if I recall correctly Interesting book It did have a rather amusing quote though ended up being involuntari [...]

  18. I think this book is very original It often veers in unexpected directions It challenged me when I did not expect to be challenged It clearly illustrates the many strings that are pulling on all of us, making us act as we do It illustrates how our own strings get intertwined with others strings, and a real mess results But it also shows how the mess can become untangled, sort of It is beautiful and funny.

  19. This is a book about a whole Swedish town in the 18th century, where almost everyone living there left their homes in Sweden for the promise land in Jerusalem.As they were soon to notice, thing s weren t what they had hoped for.This book is heartbreaking, to say it least, but when the crops in Sweden died, they had nowhere to go It shows us what people can do out of desperation And how strong the urge to live and survive is.

  20. I read the e book version of this from and I have to think that it was only part 1 of a longer work view spoiler Other reviews here seem to be implying that they actually did go to Jerusalem But my book was at 100% at a railway station hide spoiler In that sense, it was only okay The characters and setting were well drawn but nothing much seemed to happen.

  21. 3.5 An older book about a well established Danish farming community that s upended by a religious pot stirrer who convinces half the community to emigrate to Jerusalem Based on a true event A good story for our times showing the disruption and destruction that religious fundamentalism can cause.

  22. P m nga s tt en fantastisk bok Hon r otrolig p att skildra livs dena Jag har ingen aning om hur mycket som grundar sig p verkliga h ndelser, men jag blir v ldigt nyfiken att ta reda p mer Jag vet inte heller om Lagerl f var nere i Jerusalem, men milj beskrivningar och f rst elsen f r landet r mycket detaljrika och m lande Mycket l sv rd.

  23. Strange, when you ask anyone s advice you see yourself what is right Even while you are asking, you discover all at once what you hadn t been able to find out in three whole years.

  24. The way it s written and the speed of the plot make this book completely contemporary.Even interesting if you consider that the whole thing is based on a true story.

  25. La historia en s llega a ser un poco desesperante, pero deber a ser usado en clases de redacci n Adem s la traducci n es exacta.

  26. This is one of those very few cases when the movie is better than the book But still, a really good book Inte kan det vara vackrare i backarna i Jerusalem, n h r.

  27. Different Enjoy her writing style but somehow I missed the point of this story I Enjoyed other works of hers .

  28. Puntuaci n 4,5 5Magn ficamente narrado, construcci n de personajes y desarrollo de la trama Al igual que esta colonia de campesinos, emprend un viaje con ellos hacia la tierra prometida Usted es la joven Am rica que quiere probar toda clase de aventuras y yo soy la veterana Inglaterra que conoce el mundo y sabe que es posible y que no P 272 La trama basicamente es esa concepci n dual del estar y conformarse con lo que se tiene y el riesgo que se toma al querer buscar algo mejor creo que en cualq [...]

  29. Selma Lagerlof scrive questo romanzo con la delicatezza e la leggerezza di un contastorie, evocando un immaginario fiabesco molto legato alla sua terra, la Svezia I contenuti sono per basati su fatti realmente accaduti intorno alla fine dell 800, ovvero la migrazione di un gruppo di agricoltori svedesi a Gerusalemme per mettere in pratica le idee di un nuovo cristianesimo, fondato a Chicago in quegli anni La Lagerlof describe senza giudicare le dinamiche che si creano tra i nuovi coloni e tra di [...]