The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve : The Story That Created Us

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve : The Story That Created Us

Description

The most influential story in Western cultural history, the biblical account of Adam and Eve is now treated either as the sacred possession of the faithful or as the butt of secular jokes. Here, acclaimed scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores it with profound appreciation for its cultural and psychological power as literature. From the birth of the Hebrew Bible to the awe-inspiring contributions of Augustine, Durer, and Milton in bringing Adam and Eve to vivid life, Greenblatt unpacks the story's many interpretations and consequences over time. Rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, narrow literalism, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature: all can be counted as children of our "first" parents.


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Details

Author(s)
Stephen Greenblatt
Format
Paperback | 432 pages
Dimensions
140 x 211 x 28mm | 350g
Publication date
11 Dec 2018
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
16 pages of color illustrations
ISBN10
0393356264
ISBN13
9780393356267
Bestsellers rank
502,052