Jostein Gaarder (Author), Sarah Perkins (Illustrator), Anne Born (Translator) & 0 more. Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo in 1952. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books, including The Orange Girl, The Christmas Mystery and The Ringmaster's Daughter.
by Gaarder, Jostein, 1952-; Born, Anne. Publication date 1998. Topics Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Publisher London : Phoenix. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on September 14, 2010.
A playful and inventive work from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD. A box of Latin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocryphal invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcript of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine to a woman he renounced for chastity? VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human document and a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of S. ugustine
Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories, and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often uses meta-fiction in his works, writing stories within stories. Gaarder was born into a pedagogical family. His best known work is the novel Sophie's World, subtitled "A Novel about the History of Philosophy. Jostein Gaarder, Sarah Jane Hails (Translator). Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine by. Jostein Gaarder, Anne Born (Translator).
An old Latin manuscript comes to light in an Argentine flea market, appearing to be a letter to St. Augustine from Floria Aemilia, the woman he renounced in favour of chastity.
Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine (Latin: Brief Life; also published in English as That Same Flower) is a novel written by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder and originally published in 1996. Gaarder presents the text as written by Saint Augustine´s lover (who is mentioned, but not named, in his Confessions).
Vita Brevis (Brief Life) (also appeared in English as That Same Flower) (1996) ISBN 0-7538-0461-1. com/Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine. walking the cobblestone like a poet or a spy On the streets of St. Augustine California shimmers and I'll chase you someday To the Fountain of Youth by the edge of the bay But for now I just want to carry you away To the streets of St. Augustine Well they burned down the town in the name of a king Divided
Jostein Gaarder offers us this Vita Brevis in a cheerful, take-it-or- leave-it spirit. He purports to have found a bundle of papers in a secondhand bookshop in Buenos Aires and to have recognised them as the possible transcript of a letter to St Augustine from his discarded mistress, here called Floria Aemilia. He claims that he took the documents to the Vatican, who later denied all knowledge of them.
Jostein Gaarder Biography - Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian author of several novels, short stories and children’s books. Also an intellectual, Gaarder is best known for writing books. Born in Oslo on August 8, 1952, Jostein Gaarder came from an educational family, effects of which caused Gaarder to develop a deep rooted interest in reading, writing and teaching. His father was a headmaster while his mother was a teacher in addition to being a children’s books author. 1996), Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine (1998), Maya (1999), Sirkusdirektørens datter (The Ringmaster’s Daughter, 2001), Appelsinpiken (The Orange Girl, 2004), Sjakk Matt (Checkmate, 2006), De gule dvergene (The Yellow Dwarves, 2006) and Slottet i Pyreneene (The Castle in the Pyrenees, 2008). After the success of Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder devoted himself to writing, becoming a full-time writer.
Life is short - Vita Brevis ( original title Vita Brevis ) is a novel by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder bestseller. In the book, created in 1996, is about an old Latin letter written by the first-person narrator has discovered in a used book store in Buenos Aires. Signed the letter of a certain Floria, and he is directed to her former lover, the church teachers and philosophers Augustine. Floria accuses Augustine and questioned his religious beliefs, due to which he had left her and taken her to their son. It thus represents both a misogynist church ethics and morality in question. Whether the letter is genuine, a copy of which dated the narrator on the end of the 16th century and could be based on templates from the 4th century, in his opinion, will remain open in the text. Gaarder plays with his education assiduous readers, when he cites repeatedly in remarks Latin formulations of the alleged original.