London Review of Books winter lectures
Anne Enright – Adam and Eve: the genesis of blame

Friday 23 February 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre

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An LRB winter lecture by Anne Enright.

It is already hard to remember those strange days of early 2017, when women were held responsible for the bad behaviour of men. As the mirror is turned to reflect those in power, it is worth pausing to ask what that was all about. Why were their actions so difficult to see properly? How do we attach blame? This lecture looks at the story of Adam and Eve, the long sway it held over the western imagination, before Eve went on Twitter and called out the snake.

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