The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Taking as its starting point a German town in the 1530s where the extraordinary painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights was created by Hieronymus Bosch, this is the story of Bosch s apprentice, the bastard Julius, and of his lifelong quest to finish Bosch s Hell BN 0586090797ISBN 13 9780586090794
The Garden Of Earthly Delights Taking as its starting point a German town in the s where the extraordinary painting The Garden of Earthly Delights was created by Hieronymus Bosch this is the story of Bosch s apprentice the b

  • Title: The Garden Of Earthly Delights
  • Author: Nicholas Salaman
  • ISBN: 9780246137715
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Garden Of Earthly Delights”

    1. Expected this to be more about the painter Hieronymous Bosch and paintingd while Salman weaves both into the epic the themes that Salaman has woven into the broad canvas of this novel revolve around love, desire, betrayal, lust (for both power and physical gratification) and the weakness that is at the core of man (both spiritual and moral). He has used his historical horror fable to point up universal truths. But unless you wish to hold up his mirror and stare into the ugliness he reflects from [...]

    2. Salaman uses the painter Hieronymus Bosch as the jumping-off point for an exploration of fanaticism and power-lust, as seen in the excesses of the Anabaptist heresy. The early chapters, following the coming of age of a young man who becomes Bosch's apprentice have a certain generic grace to them, but this novel soon bogs down in tell-don't-show prose, stock characters and predictable plot turns. I appreciate that Salaman wanted to fling us right into the horrors of fanaticism, hypocrisy and powe [...]

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