Barabbas Author:Lagerkvist Awarded the Nobel Prize for literature — From the back cover: — Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray... more ». He can only say "I want to believe"
"Its power is the power of parable, with the same timeless echo" --New York Times
"As a parable, Barabbas is open to many interpretations. AS a picture of a human soul, with or without parable, it is moving and convincing" --Time