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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Cloister
  • James Carroll
  • en
  • 13 August 2017
  • 9780385541275

10 thoughts on “The Cloister

  1. says:

    I received this book from the publisher via NetgalleyA stunning book beautifully written Carroll brings to life the story of Abelard and Heloise but not to focus on the tragic nature of their romance which resulted in Abelard's brutal castration No he depicts the love that arises when two brilliant people come together each feeding the other's brilliance The result of that love echoes through the centuries to change the

  2. says:

    The Cloister is a rich and demanding reading experience Carroll skillfully weaves together three narratives from three historical settings 1950 New York City Nazi occupied Paris and medieval France I found the novel uite engrossing but because all the characters are grappling with religion and ideas it demands concentration Father Michael K

  3. says:

    A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish pe

  4. says:

    The Cloisters is a novel of ideas that made me feel as breathless and on edge as I do when reading a thriller With masterful writing and pacing the author creates two worlds for the characters to inhabit—1140s Paris and the scholastic sphere of the brilliant Peter Abelard and Heloise and their inevitable and separate retreat fro

  5. says:

    The Cloister James Carroll Mar 6 456 384 pagesA well researched piece of historical fiction written by former priest James Carroll It is based on historically significant people fascinating subjects who I’d never before heard of It is a multi layered read that spans hundreds of years and begins with philisophernun Holoise d’Argenteuil

  6. says:

    Religion Philosophy and RomanceAfter an unsettling meeting with an old friend from seminary Father Kavanagh wanders through Central Park To escape the rain he takes shelter in The Cloisters He’s hoping to be alone but Rachael Vedette a museum guide wanders into his sanctuary Their unexpected conversation cha

  7. says:

    An entertaining story about Heloise and Abelard the famous medieval nun and monk this novel is far than that It conveys their theology as well particularly Abelard's and particularly his renunciation of the Catholic Church's hatred and persecution of the Jews The framing device is the story of a modern day pairing a priest and a Jew who mirror Heloise and Abelard even as they study them and discuss them together It's not a bad book and the

  8. says:

    Carroll has written three story threads in three different time periods I was ignorant of Peter Abelard and Héloïse but I will never forget them and what they stood for against unbelievable odds I knew that the Catholic Church had been complicit in the Holocaust but oblivious to the centuries old teaching that as “killers of Ch

  9. says:

    Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love

  10. says:

    It was a promising read to begin with but I had to give it up after 23 of the way through Life is too short to struggle with a cumbersome book when there are so many good books waiting to be read

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From National Book Award winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Heloise and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in ManhattanFather Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish Wondering about their past he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters and begins a conver. A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish people but as long as you cool it with the murder and the genocide we don t really give a shit what you think about us We definitely don t need lengthy self back patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI m am very relieved to be done with this and to now get to read something that whatever the author s intention doesn t reference the Jew and the Christ killers about 12 times per page All Night Long (Nannies, priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in ManhattanFather Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community The Freeze-Frame Revolution past he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters and begins a conver. A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI m am very relieved to be done with this and to now get to read something that whatever the author s intention doesn t reference the Jew and the Christ killers about 12 times The Doctors Dating Bargain per The Collection page

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Sation with a lovely and intriguing museum guide Rachel VedetteRachel a scholar of medieval history has retreated to the uiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust She ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appre. The Cloister James Carroll Mar 6 456 384 pagesA well researched piece of historical fiction written by former priest James Carroll It is based on historically significant people fascinating subjects who I d never before heard of It is a multi layered read that spans hundreds of years and begins with philisophernun Holoise d Argenteuil arriving at the Cloister garden to meet the Abbot where he will lead her to the the body of her much older lover Peter Abelard reflecting on their doomed affair and condemnation Fast forward 800 years when priest Michael Kavanagh and Holocaust survivor Rachel Vedette a docent and scholar have a chance meeting at the Cloister that will change their lives This was the first I heard of Abelard and d Argenteuil and their historically important story told through different perspectives and eras was complex and very well done The Exploration of the Male Anatomy ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appre. The Cloister James Carroll Mar 6 456 384 All Night Long (Nannies, piece of historical fiction written by former The Freeze-Frame Revolution people fascinating subjects who I d never before heard of It is a multi layered read that spans hundreds of years and begins with The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 philisophernun Holoise d Argenteuil arriving at the Cloister garden to meet the Abbot where he will lead her to the the body of her much older lover Peter Abelard reflecting on their doomed affair and condemnation Fast forward 800 years when His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch perspectives and eras was complex and very well done

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Ciate her continued studies and she shares with him the work that cost her father his lifeAt the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual eual Heloise For Rachel Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history For Kavanagh he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church The Cloister is James Carroll at his bes. Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It s definitely one of the masterfully written books I ve read this year The prose is beautiful and luminous The author s ability to write so honestly about some of the most atrocious brutal and heartbreaking episodes of both the 12th and 20th centuries is breathtaking I was really struck by the elevation and sanctity of these two couples whose relation to one another form two potential halves of a whole circle separated by almost a millennium being shaped and molded by these watershed moments That there are valuable human lessons in the midst of devastation and horror throughout time and history and that it was just as true a thousand years ago as now was very profound to meThis is a book which is going to stick with me I think this is an important book even especially for people who have no active religious belief system The book provides such an elouent and unassailable logical argument for compassion and self control especially with regard to external belief systemsIt s not an easy book to read It s emphatically not light reading The language is finely crafted but it took me time to digest and understandFlawless and achingly beautifulFive starsAnticipated publication date 6 March 2018Formats Kindle Hardcover 384 pagesDisclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher Entrepreneurial Vernacular place in intellectual history For Kavanagh he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church The Cloister is James Carroll at his bes. Originally Advanced C Programming by Example published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses Poslije svega (After, parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It s definitely one of the masterfully written books I ve read this year The Die Herrenschneiderei prose is beautiful and luminous The author s ability to write so honestly about some of the most atrocious brutal and heartbreaking episodes of both the 12th and 20th centuries is breathtaking I was really struck by the elevation and sanctity of these two couples whose relation to one another form two Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone provides such an elouent and unassailable logical argument for compassion and self control especially with regard to external belief systemsIt s not an easy book to read It s emphatically not light reading The language is finely crafted but it took me time to digest and understandFlawless and achingly beautifulFive starsAnticipated Pretend God Is Deaf publication date 6 March 2018Formats Kindle Hardcover 384 Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide pagesDisclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher


About the Author: James Carroll

James Carroll was born in Chicago and raised in Washington DC He has been a civil rights worker an antiwar activist and a community organizer in Washington and New York He was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 and served as Catholic chaplain at Boston University Carroll left the priesthood to become a novelist and playwright He lives in Boston with his wife the novelist Alexandra Marshal