Oh, where to even start with this oneThe story is told from the perspective of Pilate s wife, Claudia Procula, though H.
D wanted to use Veronica as the wife instead Having visited a seer, Mnevis, Veronica turns her life around and attempts to convince her husband to release Jesus Pilate, of course, ignores her words and her warnings.
D admits openly in the first page or so, this is not a new story that she tells Her point was to take a woman from the Bible that is mentioned almost in passing and give her a place in the story It s happenedandrecently The Red Tent, The Penolopiad, etc , but for being written in the twenties it was not as common to tell a primarily man s tale through the eyes of a woman As a feminist text H.
D s story can rock it a bit , though it has littlegoing for it than that.
D had difficultie Ù Pilate's Wife Ù I thought it was a realistic view of life during this period.
The One Genuine Act Of Her Life, Offering Jesus A Way Out Before His CrucifixionThis Revision Of Biblical History In The Tradition Of D H Lawrence S The Man Who Died And Kazantzakis S The Last Temptation Of Christ Is Not Just A Novel But Part Of The Ongoing Dialogue About The Feminine And Divine Pilate S Wife Was Written By HD In , Revised In , And Is Now Finally Published By New Directions, Edited With An Introduction By HD Scholar Joan Burke It Is A Testament To Alicia Ostriker S Claim That, Among The Women Poets And Novelists Of This Century, HD Is The Most Profoundly Religious, The Most Seriously Engaged In Spiritual Quest