Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve

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Harper Collins, Mar 10, 2009 - Fiction - 209 pages
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The internationally bestselling author and poet offers a wholly creative reimagining of the biblical story of Adam and Eve.

Prepare to enter a fascinating, primitive universe that goes back to the very beginning, to the story upon which Western civilization is based. Poetry and mystery go hand in hand in this transcendent novel about mankind, as never before imagined. Join Adam and Eve as they discover the world for themselves, feel their confusion and panic when they face punishment, and observe in awe as they experience the power to give life and, eventually, the ability to take it away to survive.

Gioconda Belli's beguiling and soulfully rewarding novel is a parable that captures our own time and our own uncertain future.

 

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book is a fictional retelling of the Adam and Eve story. It begins with the creation of Adam, continues through the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden, and ends shortly after Cain kills Abel. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - harpua - LibraryThing

This was an interesting one. A fictionalization of the Adam and Eve story, supposedly taken from various legends and other accounts of the Biblical story. What was interesting about this one was ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
21
Section 4
24
Section 5
30
Section 6
35
Section 7
40
Section 8
50
Section 18
129
Section 19
135
Section 20
142
Section 21
151
Section 22
161
Section 23
167
Section 24
170
Section 25
174

Section 9
58
Section 10
63
Section 11
73
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
112
Section 16
118
Section 17
124
Section 26
179
Section 27
184
Section 28
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Section 29
193
Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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About the author (2009)

Gioconda Belli's poetry and fiction have been published in many languages. Her first novel, The Inhabited Woman, was an international bestseller; her collection of poems, Linea de fuego, won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua.

Nacida en Managua, Nicaragua, Gioconda Belli es autora de una importante obra poética de reconocido prestigio internacional. Es autora de La mujer habitada, Sofía de los presagios, Waslala, El taller de las mariposas y un libro de memorias titulado El país bajo mi piel. Publicada por las editoriales más prestigiosas del mundo, Gioconda Belli vive desde 1990 entre Estados Unidos y Nicaragua.

Margaret Sayers Peden received a bachelor's degree in 1948, a master's degree in 1963, and doctorate degree in 1966 from the University of Missouri. She was a professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri until her retirement in 1989. She is a translator. Emilio Carballido's The Norther (El Norte) became her first published translation in 1970. She has translated 65 books including works by Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Claribel Alegría, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Cesar Vallejo. She has received several awards including the 2010 Lewis Galantiere Translation Prize for her translation of Fernando de Rojas' La Celestina and the 2012 Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, which is awarded in recognition of a lifetime achievement in the field of literary translation.

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