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THE CHANGES OF CAIN : Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain and Abel Literature by Ricardo J. Quinones - Signed First Edition - 1991 - from 100 POCKETS and Biblio.com

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THE CHANGES OF CAIN : Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain and Abel Literature

by Ricardo J. Quinones

Condition: NEAR FINE/Near Fine


Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ Press, 1991. Text/BRAND NEW w/gift inscription to first title page, dated 1993, signed "Ricardo" (author, Ricardo J. Qunonoes,?); light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to text blocks. Blue linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/trace edged wear to lower back edge. Literary criticism. 1993 winner of the Conference on Christianity & Literature Book of the Year Award. Study of the enigma of brothers Cain and Abel, sons of Adam and Eve, in literature. Cain, the firstborn, was a farmer and brother Abel was a shepherd. They sacrificed to God what each produced, but God was partial to Abel's offerings of meats. Jealous of the devine favoritism, Cain kills Abel. God marks Cain in a way that no man would kill him, and condems him to a long life of homeless wandering. 284 pgs, 12 chapters in 4 parts: Part 1, Three Traditions; 2, Regerate Cain; 3, Dramas of Envy; abd 4, Tomorrow's Cain. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing.


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