By Michael Moorcock
Behold the guy (1969) is a technological know-how fiction novel through Michael Moorcock. It initially seemed as a novella in a 1966 factor of recent Worlds; later, Moorcock produced an elevated model which used to be first released in 1969 through Allison & Busby.. The identify derives from the Gospel of John, bankruptcy 19, Verse five: "Then Jesus got here out, donning the crown of thorns and the crimson gown. And Pilate acknowledged to them Behold the Man."
In the unconventional, Moorcock weaves an existentialist story approximately Karl Glogauer, a guy who travels from the 12 months 1970 in a time computing device to twenty-eight advert, the place he hopes to satisfy the old Jesus of Nazareth.
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Because we’ve claimed to interpret His will? Perhaps because we’ve killed, because the rage of the humble was treated the wicked agents of starvation so mercilessly? Is that what you wrote, Magister? Is that what you were thinking during those final moments, as the army of the princes marched to the siege of heroic Mühlhausen? One single reason. Not one reason, not even the unfathomable will of the Lord our God, is enough to banish our despair. Because it is still a cry of despair, uttered from the depths of a dark cell.
His name is Elias, he’s followed Müntzer from Zwickau, never leaving him, like a great protecting shadow. A glance to weigh up what he has before him: a few kilos of raw meat, for a stone-cutter from the Erzgebirge. A little student with his head full of conjectures in Latin, asking to speak to Magister Thomas, as he calls him. ’ he asked me straight away. I told him about the time when Müntzer’s voice petrified Melanchthon, and about my meeting with the prophet Stübner. ’ he exclaimed with a laugh.
Meanwhile we’ve challenged Melanchthon. But as far as Müntzer’s concerned they’re both dead already. ’ Abandon the dead: get back to life. Get out of this marshland. ’ Luther Blissett – Q – 26th September 2002 Page 40 of 477 ‘Travelling around Thuringia, preaching,’ My expression tells him all he needs to know. ‘It isn’t hard to track him down. ’ I get up and pay for his beers. ‘Thanks. ’ Luther Blissett – Q – 26th September 2002 Page 41 of 477 Chapter 10 Wittenberg, March 1522 I rush along, almost slipping in the mud, my breath ahead of me cutting through the morning frost.
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock