By Augustine,Jack Miles,Peter Constantine
This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as important to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling global of overdue antiquity.
No glossy, well-versed literature lover can name her schooling entire with no need learn Augustine’s Confessions. essentially the most unique works of worldwide literature, it's the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein—and so much lately informing Stephen Greenblatt’s provocative thesis approximately one in all our foundational mythologies in The upward thrust and Fall of Adam and Eve. it truly is the following that we find out how one of many maximum saints in Christendom overcame a wild and reckless earlier, whole with a rambunctious posse of neighbors, a very doting mom, and an affair that produced a “bastard” baby. but English translators have lengthy emphasised the ecclesiastical virtues of Augustine’s masterpiece, frequently on the fee of its ardour and literary energy. Restoring the lyricism of Augustine’s unique language, Peter Constantine deals a masterful and stylish rendering of Confessions in what's going to be a vintage for many years to come.
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