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Glory: The Gospel of Judas, A Novel (Other Voices of Italy)

Glory: The Gospel of Judas, A Novel (Other Voices of Italy)

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Glory (La gloria) is Giuseppe Berto's testamentary novel. The first-person narration of the Gospel in the voice of Judas Iscariot constitutes Berto's closing argument in a life-long debate with Christianity. His interpretation of the gospel story is certainly unconventional, even oppositional. Rather than a rejection of the Christian faith in which he was raised and educated, however, Berto fashions an alternative account to the four canonical gospels that ultimately constructs a competing view of the human condition and of humanity's prospects for redemption.

In Berto's parodic rendition of the Christian gospel, Judas, after a lifetime of tormented interrogation, decides to embrace the ambiguity of the human condition, which is, as he describes it, a liminal existence played out over a long and trying transition of unknown and unknowable duration, between the original paradise of the Garden of Eden and the final redemption at the end of days--a period otherwise known as history.
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