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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - STEPHEN GREENBLATT

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

STEPHEN GREENBLATT

 
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Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very “real” to millions of people even in the present. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, while he also limns the diversity of the story’s offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature.

The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.

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Auteur :  STEPHEN GREENBLATT
Titre : The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Date de parution : septembre 2017
Éditeur : W.W.NORTON & COMPANY
Collection : HARDCOVER
Sujet : HIST. UNIVERSELLE/GENERALE
ISBN : 9780393240801 (03932408011)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12466063
No de produit : 2268386

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