Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heart of grace...

...Colm Tóibín's Mary helps us understand the inexplicable

Facing her own death, she moves towards silence and the “soothing, dwindling light”. There is something archetypal about her; she appears here not as a modern woman, but as a way for Tóibín to understand the infinite and the inexplicable. This is a flawless work, touching, moving and terrifying – even for an atheist Jew like me.

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