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Confessions - by Augustine (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christianity

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: History

Author: Augustine

Language: English

Street Date: March 5, 2019
TCIN: 54506255
UPC: 9781631496004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-89-9783
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as central to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity.



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No modern, well-versed literature lover can call her education complete without having read Augustine's Confessions. One of the most original works of world literature, it is the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein--and most recently informing Stephen Greenblatt's provocative thesis about one of our foundational mythologies in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. It is here that we learn how one of the greatest saints in Christendom overcame a wild and reckless past, complete with a rambunctious posse of friends, an overly doting mother, and an affair that produced a "bastard" child. Yet English translators have long emphasized the ecclesiastical virtues of Augustine's masterpiece, often at the expense of its passion and literary vigor. Restoring the lyricism of Augustine's original language, Peter Constantine offers a masterful and elegant rendering of Confessions in what will be a classic for decades to come.
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