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In Search of Eden: The Course of an Obsession (Armchair Traveller)by James Weir
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In his twenties and thirties, James Weir criss-crossed the landscapes of the Near East and Africa associated with the Genesis story. Did the Garden of Eden have a real earthly existence, or is it simply the mythological representation of a key stage in human progress? Weir's obsession with the story took him to lands now harrowed by war, to once-fertile savannahs where mankind took its first steps, and, in a different kind of journey, into the poetry and prose that deals with our earliest origins. In Search of Eden ends where it unexpectedly begins, at a site which just might represent the first garden, where our ancestors embarked on the long journey that shaped us all . . .
Following life-long fascination with the loss of Paradise and dreams of return.
???As a young man, I walked for a time in paradise.???
About the Author
James Weir is the psydonym for an academic, THES literary editor and broadcaster. He is a regular columnist for the Sunday Herald, Financial Times and Scotsman. This is is first travelogue.
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