I, Julian: The fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich

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I, Julian: The fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich

I, Julian: The fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich

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Their questions were not answered, nothing was resolved, life flowed on with its doubts and distresses, but I [Julian’s final confessor, Hugh] never saw a visitor leave without a lighter step and a steadier gaze directed to God. As the subtitle makes clear, this is a fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich - someone I knew of, mostly from her most famous quotation (at least to me! Claire Foster-Gilbert inhabits Julian of Norwich in the way that Hilary Mantel immersed herself in Cromwell.

Julian’s manuscripts are protected by trusted sisters and are passed from hand to hand, become the first book to be written by a woman in English.The cell has windows – one on to the outside world, at which people could seek her counsel, another into the adjacent church – and her daily needs are attended to by her maid Alice. I loved the story telling, from when Julian was a young girl watching her father die from the plague through to her voluntarily being walled up in her cell and how she dealt with that.

Tender, luminous, meditative and powerful, this is a powerful fictional retelling of the life of Julian of Norwich – the mother, mystic and radical. More than that, it details Julian's struggle to answer the fundamental question: if a loving God exists (and is omnipotent), why is the world full of suffering? Written with profound insight , spiritual and psychological, and a rare sensitivity to the everyday world of the fourteenth century, it is a brilliantly illuminating companion to one of the greatest works of spiritual writing in English . Claire Gilbert considers Julian of Norwich to be the mother of English literature, and believes she should stand alongside Chaucer. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.Mrs Woolf, wife of the manager, is a very celebrated author and, in her own way, more important than Galsworthy. Written with profound insight, spiritual and psychological, and a rare sensitivity to the everyday world of the fourteenth century, I, Julian is a brilliantly illuminating companion to one of the greatest works of spiritual writing in English. Everything has dissolved, even the little word, and there is only God beholding in me and I am no one and no where. I, Julian is a fictionalised autobiography of Dame (or Mother) Julian of Norwich, best described, I would say, as a contemplative lay religious figure – a lay nun, really.



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