Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ten of the best saints

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best saints in literature.

One saint on his list:
St Josephine

If you have not heard of this saint, it is because she exists only in Michèle Roberts's novel Impossible Saints. This narrates her life as a rather sexy rebel nun, but her story is far less incredible than those of the real saints whose stories are inserted at intervals.
Read about all of the saints on Mullan's list.

Related: Ten of the best devils in literature

--Marshal Zeringue