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Eve: A Biography

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Eve: A Biography is the history of Everywoman. Her brief adventure in the Book of Genesis is where the Western idea of woman began, and three thousand years after Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit, everyone still knows that losing Paradise was Eve's fault.

Pamela Norris traces the evolution of Eve's bad reputation, drawing on a rich and diverse tradition of storytelling
Paperback, 496 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by New York University Press (first published 1998)
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Caz Barnes
Jul 09, 2014 Caz Barnes rated it liked it
Inequality permeates every story ever written, not just the classics. However, it is not necessarily the situations developed in stories which deliberately sub-ordinates women but very often simply the thoughtless language. But, boy, does religion/christianity have a lot to answer for and the people who have championed it over the centuries.
Aug 07, 2007 Kalia rated it really liked it
I'm liking this book a lot so far. I've always been drawn to the idea that Eve is looming behind womankind -- the idea that we are damned because she was curious. I'm looking forward to getting out of genesis and into more modern incarnations of Eve.
Aug 20, 2010 Kimmy rated it it was amazing
Aristotle thought we were "half-baked" men. Extremely interesting book that makes you remember we are only 100yrs out from earning the right to vote.
May 27, 2009 Maggie is currently reading it
Shelves: non-fiction, feminist
This is my car book so I don't get to it as often as I should. I think I'll start bringing it in to work to read at lunch.
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