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The Time of Miracles
by Borislav Pekic
translated by Lovett F. Edwards
Northwestern University Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-8101-1117-2
Library of Congress Classification PG1419.26.E5V713 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.7344

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Borislav Pekic spent six years in jail as a political prisoner, his only reading material the Bible. In 1965, ten years after his pardon, his first novel, The Time of Miracles, was published and became an overnight sensation. A set of parables based on the miracles of the New Testament, the book rewrites the story of Jesus from the perspective of Judas (who is obsessed with the idea prophecy must be fulfilled) and from that of the individuals upon whom miracles were performed--without their consent and, in most cases, to their eventual dissatisfaction. Filled with humor and poignancy, The Time of Miracles is a trenchant commentary on the power of ideology in one's life, upon what it means to hold beliefs, and upon the nature of faith.

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