Damascus Gate: A Novel by Robert Stone

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Damascus Gate: A Novel

'“The range of [Stone’s] knowledge is spectacular.” —The New Yorker    “A narrative of good and evil written in letters of fire.” —Annie Dillard   “But while the religious quests of Stone’s characters help drive his story, the novel is ultimately concerned less with metaphysics and cosmic order than with the earthly realm of politics and the human craving for certainty. The characters in Damascus Gate may be “God-struck,” they may dream insistently of a better world, but like so many Stone characters, they end up captives of history and their own very human illusions.” —New York Times   “Heavy as a marble tablet, it delivers revelations about character and culture in the way that only a dense, textured novel can. . . . Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement.” —Philadelphia Inquirer   “Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth—and its effect on those who think they own it—with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel.” —Entertainment Weekly  '
'“The range of [Stone’s] knowledge is spectacular.” —The New Yorker    “A narrative of good and evil written in letters of fire.” —Annie Dillard   “But while the religious quests of Stone’s characters help drive his story, the novel is ultimately concerned less with metaphysics and cosmic order than with the earthly realm of politics and the human craving for certainty. The characters in Damascus Gate may be “God-struck,” they may dream insistently of a better world, but like so many Stone characters, they end up captives of history and their own very human illusions.” —New York Times   “Heavy as a marble tablet, it delivers revelations about character and culture in the way that only a dense, textured novel can. . . . Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement.” —Philadelphia Inquirer   “Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth—and its effect on those who think they own it—with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel.” —Entertainment Weekly  '
Publisher: Mariner Books ISBN: 9780547719320 Pages: 512