The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

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Author :   Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher :   Vintage Publishing
Published :   03/12/2018
ISBN :   9780099587224
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   419 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   198x129x27
Weight (g) :   321

Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time. The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient... Read more
 
Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time. The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. What is it about Adam and Eve's story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa.