The Story Of The Predestined Pilgrim And His Brother Reprobate, translated by Christopher C. Lund
This is an English translation of a salvation allegory written in the hinterland of Brazil in 1682 by the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Gusmão.
Generally, it served the pedagogical purposes of his order, being translated twice into Spanish (1696 and 1815), and specifically for use in his mission boarding school in Belém da Cachoeira. Its narrative follows the evolution of the two protagonists, Predestined and Reprobate, as they travel from Egypt toward the New Jerusalem.
It examines the vicissitudes of their encounters with the personifications of virtues and vices. It culminates, perhaps, with the mystical benevolence of Charity.
"A superb example of aesthetic baroque." - Onésimo T. Almeida.