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The Mandelbaum gate.

Muriel Spark

The Mandelbaum gate.

by Muriel Spark

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.S735 Man, PR6037.P29 Man
The Physical Object
Pagination369 p.
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5916275M
LC Control Number64019090
OCLC/WorldCa266246

While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiance Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate - the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land - she enlists the Price Range: $ - $ "The Mandelbaum Gate" is Muriel Spark's most personal novel because its half-Jewish heroine, who is a convert to Catholicism, is based on Spark herself. There are numerous insights into the world of Judaism from one who has mostly left it that only readers with a Jewish background can fully appreciate. And Spark's colorful and pragmatic /5(14).

About the Book. While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiance Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate - the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new. Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East. The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War of , and the Black September hijackings in that triggered the Jordanian civil ed on: Ma

The Mandelbaum gate Penguin books, Penguin books (Series) The Physical Object Pagination p. ; Number of pages ID Numbers Open Library OLM Internet Archive mandelbaumgat00spar ISBN 10 X OCLC/WorldCat Lists containing this by: 7. However, it sometimes reappears when I 'm not looking for it — like the resurrected Jesus on the highwa to of the protagonists in this book walks through the Mandelbaum Gate in East Jerusalem from the Jordan side one day in and has a trou de mémoire there and then/5(6).


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That said, the plot of the Mandelbaum Gate is so convoluted and confusing that it's like Agatha Christie on steroids. I happen to live in Israel and so enjoyed the rather insider views and insights that Sparks litters the book with in terms of the British and their mandate, and the various personalities that gather around opportunity in conflict/5.

Set in divided pre-Six Day War Jerusalem (the Mandelbaum Gate was a kind of Checkpoint Charlie in the middle of the city), the book deals with the issues surrounding the disappearance of a year old half-Jewish British spinster in Jordan, the amnesia of a low-level British consulate functionary who might hold the key to her disappearance and Cited by: 7.

In The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark has created a many-faceted novel, both comic and The Mandelbaum gate. book, enriched by a wealth of information. An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Second Home" by Christina Clancy "A sure-footed ode to the strength of family, the depth of loss, and the power of forgiveness." - J.

Ryan Stradal /5(17). The Mandelbaum Gate () may have been Muriel Spark's best novel to that point in her career, better than the more famous The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori or The Girls of Slender Means, all of which are also excellent, by the way.

What vaults Mandelbaum over those other works in my estimation is its much greater length and /5(17). In The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark has created a many-faceted novel, both comic and serious, enriched by a wealth of information. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you The Mandelbaum gate. book link to download the free Kindle App. /5(17). The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The Mandelbaum Gate is the midline incision between Israel and Jordan, and also between the old world and the new world.

There is just as divisive a streak in Barbara Vaughan; she is half Jewish, half Gentile, and her chosen Roman Catholicism (this faith has been a prominent part of many of Miss Spark's novels) may be forfeited if she marries a Author: Muriel Spark.

Buy The Mandelbaum Gate New Impression by Spark, Muriel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: The Mandelbaum Gate is the midline incision between Israel and Jordan, and also between the old world and the new world. There is just as divisive a streak in Barbara Vaughan; she is half Jewish, half Gentile, and her chosen Roman Catholicism (this faith has been a prominent part of many of Miss Spark's novels) may be forfeited if she marries a.

For Barbara, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, this is a journey of faith, and she igres warnings t to cross the Mandelbaum Gate from Israel into Jordan. An adventure of espionage and abduction, from pilgrimage to flight, The Mandelbaum Gate is one of Spark's most compelling vels, and won the James Tait Memorial Prize.

The moral complications of the contemporary were pretty fresh, to my mind anyway, on pages 28 and 29 of The Mandelbaum Gate, set in in the Jerusalem of the Adolf Eichmann trial. Mandelbaum Gate. He was approaching the end of the Orthodox Jewish quarter, and had turned into a street at the end of which rattled the modern state.

There, small shops burst their sides with business, large cars streaked along the highway, and everywhere the radio sets told the news in several tongues ranging from Hebrew to that of the B.B.C 5/5(1). "The Mandelbaum Gate" is a fascinating performance, less obviously cute than some of her earlier books.

It crosses the tradition of the novel of female sensibility with modern exotic fiction; Rose Macauley with Lawrence Durrell. To meet up, one must pass through the Mandelbaum Gate, a checkpoint between the Israeli and Jordanian parts of Jerusalem.

We meet many characters in the course of the novel--a headmistress, an official with the English consulate, a brothel owner, a gift shop owner, a family running a travel agency as a front for other activities, and more/5(5).

Set in divided pre-Six Day War Jerusalem (the Mandelbaum Gate was a kind of Checkpoint Charlie in the middle of the city), the book deals with the issues surrounding the disappearance of a year old half-Jewish British spinster in Jordan, the amnesia of a low-level British consulate functionary who might hold the key to her disappearance and /5.

For Barbara Vaughn, a checkpoint between Jordan and the newly formed Israel is the threshold to painful self-discovery Barbara Vaughn is a scholarly woman whose fascination with religion stems part.

The Mandelbaum Gate: A Novel - Ebook written by Muriel Spark. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Mandelbaum Gate: A Novel/5(6).

Find books like The Mandelbaum Gate from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Mandelbaum Gate also liked: The Boston. Buy The Mandelbaum Gate: A Novel Reprint by Spark, Muriel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Mandelbaum Gate, which separated the Israelis and the Palestinians was a metaphor for this. This book contained a lot of interesting information not just about Israel and the Palestine but also about Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan The author, the son of a U.S.

foreign service officer, grew up as an ex-pat in the Middle East and eventually /5. Both an espionage thriller and a journey of faith, The Mandelbaum Gate won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize upon its publication, and is one of Spark’s most compelling novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Author: Muriel Spark.

Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate – the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land – she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts.

An exotic and .Editions for The Mandelbaum Gate: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Cited by: 7.