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Cathedral
Cathedral
Hopkins, Ben2021
Articles
This is a sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desire. At the centre of this story, is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the 12th and 13th centuries in the fictional town of Hagenburg unites a vast array of unforgettable characters whose fortunes are inseparable from the shifting political factions and economic interests vying for supremacy. From the bishop to his treasurer to local merchants and lowly stonecutters, everyone, even the town's Jewish denizens, is implicated and affected by the slow rise of Hagenburg's Cathedral, which in no way enforces morality or charity. Around this narrative core, Ben Hopkins has constructed his own monumental edifice, a choral novel that is rich with the vicissitudes of mercantilism, politics, religion, and human enterprise.
Main title:
Cathedral / Ben Hopkins.
Author:
Hopkins, Ben, author
Imprint:
London : Europa Editions, 2021.
Collation:
624 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN:
9781787702516 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
BRN:
3066076
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