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I'm not sure why I could suspend disbelief for the voice of God speaking to Adam and Eve, and a talking snake, but couldn't suspend disbelief for the ending. I loved this book - more than I thought I would. The author's discriptions put … The winner of the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize—joining such renowned Latin American luminaries as Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes—acclaimed poet and novelist Gioconda Belli’s Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is a wholly creative and original re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve and original sin. Free download or read online Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve pdf (ePUB) book. perhaps for the bible crowd and those of a poetical and dreamy inclination this could be a novel to remember for a lifetime. Belli did a sufficient job remaining true to the Bible while also adding more detail to create an intriguing novel. After both she and Adam eat from the forbidden tree, they are expelled from Paradise. Prepare to enter a fascinating, primitive universe that goes back to the very beginning, to the story upon which Western civilization is based. Another thing I disagree with in the novel is how Elokim created Adam and Eve in Paradise, but as soon as they disobeyed him, they were expelled and interacted with Elokim very rarely. The book provides an interesting perspective of God's motivation for creating the Tree of Knowledge and giving humans free will. Great read. Harper, 210 pages, $23.99. Gioconda Belli. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand introduces themes such as the importance and curse of knowledge through Adam and Eve's discovery of hunger, thirst, pain, and love. So far, an audacious project--a poetic reimagining of the unfolding of consciousness in Eve and Adam. Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2012. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and EvePaperback – March 16, 2010. by. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This is Belli's poetry. The book itself I do not see as comparable to it's reviews. To be honest, though, I don't see what's fresh & original here. What made me, in the end, like this book is that It builds on itself, running up to an unexpected ending that recasts the story of Adam and Eve. Affordable books. It doesn't seem like the author studied much scripture beyond those few verses in the single chapter about Adam and Eve eating the fruit. Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet. It happens to me every so often and I've learned to trust whatever instinct it is that causes me to buy books I normally wouldn't envision myself reading. I really enjoy novels that are twists on well known stories. It was nice to think about Eve and Adam. I want to give it 5 stars, but my only qualm is how the characters interact so much with the serpent, rather than with God, and it leaves me wondering how they intuit so much from their Creator without any direct interactions. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Please try again. It usually pays off and this was no exception. It begins with the creation of Adam, continues through the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden, and ends shortly after Cain kills Abel. Enlarge Book Cover. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand A Novel of Adam and Eve. It’s a beautifully written novel inspired by and based upon the story of Adam and Eve from the book of Genesis in the Bible. Welcome back. I love the way this book was written. Perhaps she had perused ancient writings based on the. March 10th 2009 The winner of the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize—joining such renowned Latin American luminaries as Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes—acclaimed poet and novelist Gioconda Belli’s Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is a wholly creative and original re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve and original sin. Paperback. Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2014, Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2015. The man that saves her is gorgeous. He's made up his mind. Maybe it's because it came out of the blue and felt like an abrupt way to bring the book to a close. After both she and Adam eat from the forbidden tree, they are expelled from Paradise. Poetry and mystery go hand in hand in this transcendent novel about mankind, as never before imagined. Even outside of the context of Adam and Eve, I thought this book just provided a lot of interesting ideas about. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Modern media can be a social tool or a platform for manipulation. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve - eBook (9780061971358) by Gioconda Belli Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand - Trade PB; Share This Title: Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. Her name rings famously of the intellectuals involved in the evolution to overthrow Somoza. Learn more about the program. This is the story of Adam and Eve, of humanity, of us and everybody who has been and who is still to come. Adam, Eve, the snake became immediately alive. The writing style isn't extremely exciting -- this is a very traditionally written linear narrative (and I tend to prefer experimental fiction or really sparsely written books) -- but the subject matter is fascinating. Infinity in the Palm of her Hand [2009] is a translation by Margaret Sayers Biden of El infinito en la palma de la mano by Gioconda Belli. Buy a cheap copy of Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve by Gioconda Belli 0061673641 9780061673641 - A gently used book at a great low price. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand Prepare to enter a fascinating, primitive universe that goes back to the very beginning, to the story upon which Western civilization is based. Belli does a good job of raising questions about good vs. evil and god vs. the devil, making the reader wonder if "vs." is even the right term to describe the relationship. Although she followed the original Creation story well, some components were changed. In a nutshell, the book is 50 Bonkers Things About the Universe…. Looming forward to reading more of her work. Unable to add item to List. However, the story was interesting and nonetheless entertaining, just not incredibly moving. His lips closed over hers, and Caroline tasted her own blood's flavor exploding in the recesses of her mouth. Jessica is offered by her handsome boss Kyle to become his temporary girlfriend for his sister’s wedding. Just a fictional book, based on someone's dreams on reading something non-fiction. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Her name rings famously of the intellectuals involved in the evolution to overthrow Somoza. Belli does a good job of raising questions about good vs. evil and god vs. the devil, making the reader wonder if "vs." is even the right term to describe the relationship. When Laura Nettles is approached by the most prominent family in town to help rescue their charity ball, she jumps at the opportunity. Quite lovely. I throughly enjoyed this book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2018, overly cheesy, didn't make it to part two and I hate not finishing books but I couldn't do it with this one!!! novel about eve and adam and their damn kids after getting the boot from garden. Unlike the Bible's creation story, the serpent is depicted as a helpful creature who introduces curiosity in Adam and Eve, giving Belli's novel a unique aspect of Adam and Eve's choice. EMBED. Ah, what a wonderful and mesmerising book! I have heard the story of Adam and Eve since I was a child, but Belli's writing brought it alive and made me rethink many assumptions. The events of the plot make sense and follow a logical timeline in which nothing seems out of place due to the cohesiveness of the storyline. That was just weird, and added nothing to the novel for me. When he released her hand, she rested the warm, wet fingers on his chest. While her twisting of the traditional narrative will inevitably bother some readers, Infinity in the Palm of her Hand is an excellent addition to the shelves for those who enjoy biblical retellings. We all make mistakes and this book definitely shows the mistakes of how people can blame God and take the "Serpent's" side. Tackling such weighty subject matter, I was really hoping for a fresh intellectual perspective. From internationally acclaimed poet and author Gioconda Belli comes a beguiling and soulfully rewarding novel—a parable that captures our own time and our own uncertain future. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The winner of the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize—joining such renowned Latin American luminaries as Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes—acclaimed poet and novelist Gioconda Belli’s Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is a wholly creative and original re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve and original sin. While reading Belli's novel there were many aspects I agreed with such as the title, Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand, because the title depicts how Eve controls the rest of humankind and whether or not they will thrive on Earth outside of Paradise. If you are craving a novel with vivid imagery to "escape" normal life, this is it. PERSEGUIDO: un thriller explosivo: Una novela de acción, misterio y suspense (Spani... “A refreshing, moving version of the events in Genesis.” (Criticas, Starred Review), The Last Crypt (Ulysses Vidal Adventure Series). Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. She wants nothing to do with him. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Sign in to Purchase Instantly. It's fictional as the reviewers try to compare a true life book to this book. I think a lot of the poetry of the language is lost in translation. Kerine Wint is a software engineering graduate with more love for books than for computers. I really enjoy novels that are twists on well known stories. It is one of those books that as soon as I finished, I wanted to immidiately re- read. Little did they know that I'm more dangerous than any of them. Readers can easily picture every scene in the book due to Belli's details and imagery. I want to give it. Her poetic writing style captures readers' attention and causes them to be immersed in Adam and Eve's world as they adapt to their environment. Belli introduces a new perspective on the impact of creation, the ability to have knowledge, and the consequence of evil. Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (March 16, 2010). This interesting book is a feminist look at the story of Adam and Eve from the sentience of the first man to shortly after the first homicide recorded in the Bible. The author says that she was inspired to recount the tale after coming across some books that she found in her father-in-laws library. A retelling of Adam and Eve, it stumbles at times and is tinged with modern sensibilities. Free shipping in the US. At first I was skeptical about reading this book because the subject has been done to death but coming from Belli I expected to be seduced by the story and I was.I have read it both in English and Spanish and the lyricism of the Spanish version remains intact in the translation. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This is the story of Adam and Eve, of humanity, of us and everybody who has been and who is still to come. Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016. this was a great read. Actually, I didn't as it turned out. Spend $49 and get FREE shipping on HC.com. This is the story we all know, embellished with such imaginative power and poetical language that suddenly we are actually living it in our minds. Elokim explains to Adam and Eve their children would one day return to his Paradise which is the ultimate goal of humankind. I've never been to church or read the Bible. Title: Infinity In The Palm Of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve Format: Paperback Product dimensions: 224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.5 in Shipping dimensions: 224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.5 in Published: March 16, 2010 Publisher: HarperCollins Language: English Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve, "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal. By Gioconda Belli. Discount books. When this book caught my attention I thought it would be another interesting read. A Novel of Adam and Eve. by Gioconda Belli. Just finished Chapter 22. I didn’t know how believable it would be, how much liberty the author would take, or how exciting it could be with such a familiar plot. "You are addicting," he told her when he lifted his head, looking deep into her eyes. Belli's fictional novel, inspired by the Bible's story of Adam and Eve, is a recreation story offering a new perspective on human intellect and curiousity. Belli's fictional novel, inspired by the Bible's story of Adam and Eve, is a recreation story offering a new perspective on human intellect and curiousity. She also incorporates the story of Luluwa and Aklia, Cain and Abel's sisters. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand 209. by Gioconda Belli. Overall, Gioconda Belli's novel, Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand, is a recommended read. A great example of rich, poetic prose, though. That was just weird, and added nothing to the novel for me. Like the Creation story in the Bible, Adam is created first by Elokim. The Tree is not presented as a choice between unity with Elokim and disunity with Elokim, but as Adam and Eve's choice between life in the garden and life with full knowledge of themselves and their environment. A New Favorite, Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand, G. Belli, Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2012. Refresh and try again. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. . Author Gioconda Belli | Submitted by: Jane Kivik. We can finally see it all unfolding and long after finishing the novel, I'm still wishing that Eve had not eaten the apple and that Cain had not killed his brother only that then, this story would never have been and in the Serpent's own words at the end, "We have all fulfilled our designs"...and we still are. It's fictional yet in a sense of what works best in survival. Now the risk is real. NOOK Book. The winner of the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize—joining such renowned Latin American luminaries as Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes—acclaimed poet and novelist Gioconda Belli’s Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is a wholly creative and original re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve and original sin. Like the classic biblical story, Eve surrenders to temptations from the Serpent and her own curiosity, causing her to eat figs from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to experience the same freedom as her creator, Elokim. The plot was concise and followed the same order as Genesis' Creation Story with added components which made Belli's novel more intriguing. The author says that she was inspired to recount the tale after coming across some books that she found in her father-in-law’s library. Infinity in the Palm of her Hand [2009] is a translation by Margaret Sayers Biden of El infinito en la palma de la mano by Gioconda Belli. Belli's style throughout the novel justifies her reputation for captivating poetic description. Click to read more about Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand by Gioconda Belli. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 209 pages and is available in Hardcover format. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Her ideas about the nature of God, good, and evil, are fascinating, and make the well-known story come alive in new and unique ways. More By and About This Author. They thought they could break me. The writing style isn't extremely exciting -- this is a very traditionally written linear narrative (and I tend to prefer experimental fiction or really sparsely written books) -- but the subject matter is fascinating. Please try your request again later. Gorgeously poetic. Gioconda Belli(Author) › Visit Amazon's Gioconda Belli Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I'm no literary scholar, of course, so it's highly possible that I'm missing something. While changes can provide an interesting perspective, some readers may view the differences as neglect for the original account. It was so much more! Start by marking “Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve” as Want to Read: Error rating book. But it was wonderful! The dialogues among the characters make you think about the purpose of our existance. Angel takes what he wants, and he wants Ava. It's fictional as the reviewers try to compare a true life book to this book. She also incorporates the story of Luluwa and Aklia, Cain and Abel's sisters. Again. Even outside of the context of Adam and Eve, I thought this book just provided a lot of interesting ideas about the process of becoming human and discovering how we fit in with the rest of creation. Infinity in the Palm of H... There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unexpected ending! She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua. I'm not sure why I could suspend disbelief for the voice of God speaking to Adam and Eve, and a. I loved so much about this book... it was so imaginative and creative in the way it imagines the beginning of humankind. Belli introduces a new perspective on the impact of creation, the ability to have knowledge, and the consequence of evil. Overall, though, I really enjoyed this book and will be mailing it to my mom because I think she'll like it, too. For example, Belli did not interpret the Serpent as a symbol of evil, but instead a messenger who provides warning to Adam and Eve. Belli often states that the knowledge of Good and Evil comes with a lot of responsibility, as well as a lot of confusion and hardship deciphering one from the other. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. This interesting book is a feminist look at the story of Adam and Eve from the sentience of the first man to shortly after the first homicide recorded in the Bible. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand A Novel of Adam and Eve. Like the classic biblical story, Eve surrenders to temptations from the Serpent and her own curiosity, causing her to eat figs from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to experience the same freedom as her creator, Elokim. Her first novel, The Inhabited Woman, was an international bestseller; her collection of poems, Linea de fuego, won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize. Verified Purchase. Gioconda Belli's interpretation of Adam and Eve's life after the Garden of Eden creates an astonishing story in her 2009 religious fiction novel, Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand. A novel by a former Sandinista about life with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden might suggest the possibility of a revolutionary new view of an old story. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? In the garden, Eve is tempted by the serpent and her own curiousity to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. She offers a descriptive and imaginative explanation to an incomplete story, providing readers with emotional and logical satisfaction on every page. Infinity in the Palm. It took me almost two days after finishing this book to put into words what I thought about it. 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