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The Resource Confessions : a new translation, Augustine ; translation and notes by Peter Constantine ; foreword by Jack Miles

Confessions : a new translation, Augustine ; translation and notes by Peter Constantine ; foreword by Jack Miles

Label
Confessions : a new translation
Title
Confessions
Title remainder
a new translation
Statement of responsibility
Augustine ; translation and notes by Peter Constantine ; foreword by Jack Miles
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"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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Summary
The Christian theologian describes his sinful youth, his conversion to Christianity, his struggle against his sexuality, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage
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From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619662
Cataloging source
CGL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
354-430
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustine
Dewey number
  • 270.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Latin
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Constantine, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Christian saints
  • Hippo (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new translation
Label
Confessions : a new translation, Augustine ; translation and notes by Peter Constantine ; foreword by Jack Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018310040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780871407146
Lccn
2017051892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018310040
Label
Confessions : a new translation, Augustine ; translation and notes by Peter Constantine ; foreword by Jack Miles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018310040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780871407146
Lccn
2017051892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018310040

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