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Description - Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

' Wills renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact.'
- Los Angeles Times

Garry Wills, preeminent thinker and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, has long been fascinated with one of the most rigorous and spiritual philosophers in history- Augustine, the bishop of Hippo. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, Augustine's Confessions continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills has brought his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious and critically acclaimed translation of Augustine's classic text, provoking James Woods to declare, 'Augustine flourishes in Wills's hands' (London Review of Books).

' Wills's translations . . . are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills's pages.'
- Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143105701
ISBN-10: 0143105701
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 18-May-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine was born on November 13th, A.D. 354, in Tagaste (modern Souk Ahras, Algeria), and died almost seventy-six years later in Hippo Regius (modern Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast sixty miles away. In the years between, he devoted himself to the mastery of the texts of scripture, becoming a formidable theologian. Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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