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Ciate her continued studies and she shares with him the work that cost her father his lifeAt the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual eual Heloise For Rachel Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history For Kavanagh he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church The Cloister is James Carroll at his bes. An entertaining story about Heloise and Abelard the famous medieval nun and monk this novel is far than that It conveys their theology as well particularly Abelard s and particularly his renunciation of the Catholic Church s hatred and persecution of the Jews The framing device is the story of a modern day pairing a priest and a Jew who mirror Heloise and Abelard even as they study them and discuss them together It s not a bad book and the great love between Heloise and Abelard is portrayed uite vividly as is its calamitous aftermath but the author clearly wants the reader to understand Abelard s writing about the Jews to show that the church didn t uniformly reject and hate them and he practically beats the reader over the head with these facts rather than trusting that the reader will get it through the events of the story My feeling on the whole is that this is not this author s best fiction

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From National Book Award winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Heloise and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in ManhattanFather Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish Wondering about their past he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters and begins a conver. A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish people but as long as you cool it with the murder and the genocide we don t really give a shit what you think about us We definitely don t need lengthy self back patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI m am very relieved to be done with this and to now get to read something that whatever the author s intention doesn t reference the Jew and the Christ killers about 12 times per page

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Sation with a lovely and intriguing museum guide Rachel VedetteRachel a scholar of medieval history has retreated to the uiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust She ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appre. The Cloisters is a novel of ideas that made me feel as breathless and on edge as I do when reading a thriller With masterful writing and pacing the author creates two worlds for the characters to inhabit 1140s Paris and the scholastic sphere of the brilliant Peter Abelard and Heloise and their inevitable and separate retreat from the worldHow this all fits into Nazi occupied Paris concentration camps and on to post WWII New York City is an amazing literary feat Entering this hall of mirrors is the Catholic priest Kavanaugh and the Jewish docent for the Cloisters Rachel Rachel s father is the link back to Abelard and Heloise as before the war he was a scholar in Paris working on a study of Abelard s work Dialogus inter philosophum Judaeum et Christianum Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian 1136 1139 She carries Abelard s book History of my Calamities with her wherever she goes When the priest seeks the shelter of the Cloisters during a rainstorm they fall into conversation and she spontaneously hands it over to the priestThe themes of obligation and exploitation retreat and annihilation manipulation and survival are golden threads to follow through this labyrinth A beautifully horrifying and shattering story Thank you NetGalley and Doubleday I d give this novel 10 stars if I could


10 thoughts on “The Cloister

  1. says:

    I received this book from the publisher via NetgalleyA stunning book beautifully written Carroll brings to life

  2. says:

    The Cloister is a rich and demanding reading experience Carroll skillfully weaves together three narratives from three historical sett

  3. says:

    A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish people but as long as you cool it with the murder and the genocide we don't really give a shit what you think about us We definitely don't need lengthy self back patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI'm am very re

  4. says:

    The Cloisters is a novel of ideas that made me feel as breathless and on edge as I do when reading a thriller With masterful writing and pacing the author creates two worlds for the characters to inhabit—1140s Paris and the scholastic sphe

  5. says:

    The Cloister James Carroll Mar 6 456 384 pagesA well researched piece of historical fiction written by former priest James Carroll It is based on historically significant people fascinating subjects who I’d never before heard of It is a multi layered read that spans hundreds of years and begins with philisophernun Holo

  6. says:

    Religion Philosophy and RomanceAfter an unsettling meeting with an old friend from seminary Father Kavanagh wanders through Central Park To escape the rain he takes shelter in The Cloisters He’s hoping to be alone but Rachael Vedette a museum guide wanders into his sanctuary Their unexpected conversation changes their lives Rachael is a survivor of the Holocaust in France Her father a Medieval scholar studied Abelard in the hope of bring

  7. says:

    An entertaining story about Heloise and Abelard the famous medieval nun and monk this novel is far than that It

  8. says:

    Carroll has written three story threads in three different time periods I was ignorant of Peter Abelard and Hél

  9. says:

    Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It's definitely one of the masterfully written books I've read this year The prose

  10. says:

    It was a promising read to begin with but I had to give it up after 23 of the way through Life is too short to struggle with a cumbersome book when there are so many good books waiting to be read