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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Stephen Greenblatt

If anyone can reanimate the story of Adam and Eve, it's Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Stephen Greenblatt, who had us strutting on the Elizabethan stage in Will in the World (2004) and enlivened Renaissance Italy in The Swerve (2011). Here he explores the enduring story of humanity's first parents, its appearance in written form, and its use by Augustine to ground Christian teaching, in the end clarifying what's made the story so meaningful throughout Western civilization and what's been lost by dwelling on it. (Library Journal)