Stephen Greenblatt’s “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve”

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Guest: Stephen Greenblatt

STEPHEN GREENBLATT, an American Shakespearean, literary historian, and Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award winning author, explores the biblical story of Adam and Eve. Greenblatt uncovers the theological, artistic and cultural impact over centuries that has made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In his hour, Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with Greenblatt about his new book The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve—an investigation of an ancient story and what it teaches us about human fears and desires.

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