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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Lambs of God
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'Three eccentric, secluded nuns live on a remote island, forgotten by time and the Church—until a priest unwittingly happens upon them. Father Ignatius is as surprised to see the nuns as they are to see a flesh-and-blood man, and what follows is the strange, moving, and often hilarious story of their struggle—a struggle of wills, and of faith.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Riverhead Books).

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Lambs of God Sarah Lambert , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Lingo Pictures Foxtel , 2019 14170207 2019 series - publisher film/TV

Three nuns, each a generation apart, live an isolated life in a dilapidated convent, forgotten by the church and society -- until a priest stumbles across them and, in trying to sell their land, disturbs their lives, existence, and beliefs.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 .
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      Extent: 263p.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Anchor ,
      1997 .
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      Extent: 335p.
      ISBN: 1862300100
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Riverhead Books ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 330p.
      ISBN: 1573220795
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2018 .
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      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 28th August 2018

      ISBN: 9780733641404
Alternative title: Lammeren Gods
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Vassallucci ,
      1997 .
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      Extent: 298p.
      ISBN: 9050000630

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording and large print.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Texts and Textiles : Affect, Synaesthesia and Metaphor in Fiction Diana Mary Eva Thomas , Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2017 11791282 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'This study shows how fiction that makes use of textiles as an essential element utilizes synaesthetic writing and synaesthetic metaphor to create an affective link to, and response in, the reader. These links and responses are examined using affect theory from Silvan Tomkins and Brian Massumi and work on synaesthesia by Richard Cytowic, Lawrence Marks, and V.S. Ramachandran, among others. Synaesthetic writing, including synaesthetic metaphors, has been explored in poetry since the 1920s and, more recently, in fiction, but these studies have been general in nature. By narrowing the field of investigation to those novels that specifically employ three types of hand-crafted textiles (quilt-making, knitting and embroidery), the book isolates how these textiles are used in fiction. The combination of synaesthesia, memory, metaphor and, particularly, synaesthetic metaphor in fiction with textiles in the text of the case studies selected, shows how these are used to create affect in readers, enhancing their engagement in the story.

'The work is framed within the context of the history of textile production and the use of textiles in fiction internationally, but concentrates on Australian authors who have used textiles in their writing. The decision to focus on Australian authors was taken in light of the quality and depth of the writing of textile fiction produced in Australia between 1980 and 2005 in the three categories of hand-crafted textiles – quilt-making, knitting and embroidery. The texts chosen for intensive study are: Kate Grenville’s The Idea of Perfection (1999, quilting); Marele Day’s Lambs of God (1997, knitting) and Anne Bartlett’s Knitting (2005, knitting); Jessica Anderson’s Tirra Lirra by the River (1978, embroidery) and Marion Halligan’s Spider Cup (1990, embroidery).' (Publication summary)

Mythic Realism : Magic and Mystery in Marele Day’s Lambs of God Brenda J. Powell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Christianity and Literature , Spring vol. 59 no. 3 2010; (p. 479-501)
Brenda Powell argues that in Lambs of God Marele Day combines religion and spirituality 'to create an unusual synthesis that effectively offers its readers a Christian comedy created in large part through magical realist literary devices.'
I Wish I'd Written That : Gabrielle Lord on Jaws by Peter Benchly Gabrielle Lord , 2001 single work essay
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 2 2001; (p. 64)
Fiction : It's a Monastery Gothic Peter Wolfe , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 13 no. 1 1999; (p. 50)

— Review of Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Speaking Volumes Sally Blakeney , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 1998; (p. 13)

— Review of Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Dream Worlds and Underworlds Marg Henderson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 150 1998; (p. 109-111)

— Review of The Chosen David Ireland , 1997 single work novel ; Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel ; Candy Luke Davies , 1997 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 April 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Tiger Sophie Masson , 1998 single work novel ; Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Avenging the Sins of the Father Robin Gerster , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 116 no. 6086 1997; (p. 76-77)

— Review of Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Back to the Faith Katharine England , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 September 1997; (p. 27)

— Review of Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Cloistered Seclusion Shattered Nicola Robinson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 July 1997; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Lambs of God Marele Day , 1997 single work novel
Mythic Realism : Magic and Mystery in Marele Day’s Lambs of God Brenda J. Powell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Christianity and Literature , Spring vol. 59 no. 3 2010; (p. 479-501)
Brenda Powell argues that in Lambs of God Marele Day combines religion and spirituality 'to create an unusual synthesis that effectively offers its readers a Christian comedy created in large part through magical realist literary devices.'
Plot Thickens in Feral Nuns Tale Rosemary Sorensen , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 June 1998; (p. 14)
Day's Break Murray Waldren , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 5-6 July 1997; (p. 38-40)

— Appears in: Dining Out with Mr Lunch 1999; (p. 102-109)
I Wish I'd Written That : Gabrielle Lord on Jaws by Peter Benchly Gabrielle Lord , 2001 single work essay
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 2 2001; (p. 64)
y separately published work icon Texts and Textiles : Affect, Synaesthesia and Metaphor in Fiction Diana Mary Eva Thomas , Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2017 11791282 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'This study shows how fiction that makes use of textiles as an essential element utilizes synaesthetic writing and synaesthetic metaphor to create an affective link to, and response in, the reader. These links and responses are examined using affect theory from Silvan Tomkins and Brian Massumi and work on synaesthesia by Richard Cytowic, Lawrence Marks, and V.S. Ramachandran, among others. Synaesthetic writing, including synaesthetic metaphors, has been explored in poetry since the 1920s and, more recently, in fiction, but these studies have been general in nature. By narrowing the field of investigation to those novels that specifically employ three types of hand-crafted textiles (quilt-making, knitting and embroidery), the book isolates how these textiles are used in fiction. The combination of synaesthesia, memory, metaphor and, particularly, synaesthetic metaphor in fiction with textiles in the text of the case studies selected, shows how these are used to create affect in readers, enhancing their engagement in the story.

'The work is framed within the context of the history of textile production and the use of textiles in fiction internationally, but concentrates on Australian authors who have used textiles in their writing. The decision to focus on Australian authors was taken in light of the quality and depth of the writing of textile fiction produced in Australia between 1980 and 2005 in the three categories of hand-crafted textiles – quilt-making, knitting and embroidery. The texts chosen for intensive study are: Kate Grenville’s The Idea of Perfection (1999, quilting); Marele Day’s Lambs of God (1997, knitting) and Anne Bartlett’s Knitting (2005, knitting); Jessica Anderson’s Tirra Lirra by the River (1978, embroidery) and Marion Halligan’s Spider Cup (1990, embroidery).' (Publication summary)

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