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Moorcock's novella takes the Jesus myth - hence the Ecce ...
on 13 April 2017
Moorcock's novella takes the Jesus myth - hence the Ecce Homo of the title - and reworks it to involve a time traveller called Karl Glogauer who decides to drop into Palestine in AD28.
Making his way to Nazareth, he discovers that the real Jesus is a drooling imbecile and that Mary is a bit of a slapper.
Along the way he cures some people who are suffering from psychosomatic illnesses. The masochistic and narcissistic Glogauer then takes his place on the cross whereupon the New Testament writers weave their contradictory narratives and a myth is born.