illustrated by Francesco Ciccolella
- date of publication: 28.01.2019
- 88 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-26246-1
- Deutschland: 18,00 €
- Österreich: 18,50 €
A man and a woman; a tree, an apple and a snake. Everyone knows the story of Adam and Eve. Now Andreas Thalmayr tells us what really happened in the Garden of Eden. Following in the footsteps of Mark Twain’s legendary idea, Thalmayr dives headlong into the story of original sin. With freely drawn, colourful illustrations by Francesco Ciccolella.
The diary of Adam and Eve reveals that the cohabitation of man and woman was anything but paradisiacal from the very beginning. Even in the Garden of Eden, everyday life was a series of arguments about bad habits and irritating hobbies – all those annoying quirks that you miss when your other half is no longer around. A never-ending cycle of quarrels, making-up and misunderstandings. And when Cain and Abel arrived on the scene, utter chaos broke out. Mark Twain, Andreas Thalmayr and Hans Magnus Enzensberger rescue Adam and Eve from their Old Testament gloom and retell their story for all couples, more revealingly and attractively than ever before.