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The Changes of Cain
Author: Ricardo J. Quinones

ISBN: 9780691605791
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 11 August 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6
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Era by era, from the writings of the classical Christian epoch up to East of Eden and Amadeus, from Philo toFinnegans Wake, Ricardo Quinones examines the contexts of a master metaphor of our culture. This brilliant work is the first comprehensive book on the Cain and Abel story.

"Ricardo Quinones takes us on a grand tour of Western civilization in his admirable book, which reveals the riches of the Cain-Abel story as it develops from its Biblical origin to Citizen Kane and Michel Tournier. This is cultural history and literary criticism of the first order, finely written, formidably but gracefully erudite, and illustrating the capacity of Judeo-Christian culture and the modernity emerging from it constantly to criticize the darker side of its own foundations and realizations."--Joseph Frank

"Ricardo J. Quinones skips Biblical and Talmudic exegesis to follow Cain and Abel through later centuries, from classical times to the present. What he uncovers sheds light on important shifts of consciousness and behavior in European and American culture. . . . Quinones writes with true eloquence and con...

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