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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice

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We live with the idea of sin every day - from the greatest transgressions to the tiniest misdemeanours. But surely the concept was invented for an age where divine retribution and eternal punishment dominated the collective consciousness? In this lively collection of new writing, Nicola Barker, Dylan Evans, David Flusfeder, Todd McEwen, Martin Rowson, John Sutherland and ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Union Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jun 23, 2013 Valerie rated it it was ok
I'm the first to admit a fascination with the topic of Sin. Where is the tipping point between being human and being sinful? There are so many ways to examine the Deadly Seven so maligned by Western civilization, I was thrilled to find this little Book of Shadow-y human nature. Unfortunately, The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice doesn't quite live up to its potential. Most of the seven stories only obscurely relate to the sin in question. Only one, Greed (by Dylan Evans), ...more
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John Andrew Sutherland is an English lecturer, emeritus professor, newspaper columnist and author.

Now Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland began his academic career after graduating from the University of Leicester as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh in 1964. He specialises in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, an
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