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

By: Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 [author.].
Contributor(s): Constantine, Peter, 1963- [translator,, editor.] | Miles, Jack, 1942- [writer of foreword.].
Publisher: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: xxviii, 329 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780871407146 (hardcover).Uniform titles: Confessiones. English Subject(s): Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 | Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography | Hippo (Extinct city) -- BiographyDDC classification: 270.2092 Summary: No modern, well-versed literature lover can call their 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 Stephen Greenblatt. It is here that we learn how one of the greatest saints in Christendom overcame a wild and reckless past. Yet English translators have emphasised the ecclesiastical virtues of this masterpiece, at the expense of its passion and literary vigour. Restoring the lyricism of Augustine's original language, Peter Constantine offers a masterful and elegant translation of Confessions.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions July-August 2018
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No modern, well-versed literature lover can call their 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 Stephen Greenblatt. It is here that we learn how one of the greatest saints in Christendom overcame a wild and reckless past. Yet English translators have emphasised the ecclesiastical virtues of this masterpiece, at the expense of its passion and literary vigour. Restoring the lyricism of Augustine's original language, Peter Constantine offers a masterful and elegant translation of Confessions.

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