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The rise and fall of Adam and Eve, Stephen Greenblatt

Label
The rise and fall of Adam and Eve
Title
The rise and fall of Adam and Eve
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton's Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory. Ultimately, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve allows us a new understanding of ourselves
Summary
Explores the biblical story of human origins, drawing on theological, artistic, and cultural influences to discuss how the story of Adam and Eve reflects the fears, desires, and problems of humanity through the ages
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574500
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
222.1106
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The rise and fall of Adam and Eve, Stephen Greenblatt
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3513619
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1003866444
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448182619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8A84B554-C505-438D-807D-C7451340EC8F
System control number
(OCoLC)1003866444
Label
The rise and fall of Adam and Eve, Stephen Greenblatt
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3513619
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1003866444
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448182619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8A84B554-C505-438D-807D-C7451340EC8F
System control number
(OCoLC)1003866444

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