Book: Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) by Uvi Poznanskycategories: Book, Biblical Fiction, Ancient Israel, Throne, Saul, Goliath, Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba, Philistines, Samuel, Historical Fiction
Uvi Poznanskyabout this book: "I must have lost my mind, because I leap over the brook and run quickly towards him. And I put my hand in my bag and take out one of my pebbles and sling it.
It is now that time starts slowing down. With sharp, heightened senses I feel morning the breeze playing with my curls, brushing them this way and that, down to the nape of my neck. Here I am, twisting over my legs, wringing my body in a tortuous effort to gather momentum, to let a pebble fly. This, I tell myself, is no dream. This is for real. I am aiming to slay a giant.
If I live, someone should sculpt me in this pose, just so.
Now I aim at his head, because it was the only exposed part of him. I close one eye, so I may focus better.
Then I take my shot."
David in Rise to Power
This is the first novel in the trilogy THE DAVID CHRONICLES, which takes you on a life long journey from youth to old age. It is greatly inspired by paintings and sculptures describing the moments in the story of David. The subject of Bernini's sculpture is the biblical David, about to throw the stone that will bring down Goliath, which will allow David to behead him. Compared to earlier works on the same theme (notably the David of Michelangelo), the sculpture broke new ground in its implied movement and its psychological intensity.
It is greatly influenced by a much earlier sculpture, the Discus Thrower by the Athenian sculptor Myron, which is depicted about to release his throw. The energy expressed in this sculpture's tightly-wound pose, expressing the moment of stasis just before the release, is an example of the advancement of Classical sculpture from Archaic. However unlike Bernini's sculpture, the torso of the Disk Thrower shows no muscular strain.
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