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Criticize crumb not the bible,
This review is from: The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (Hardcover)
The Creation debate belongs outside the remit of this book. This is an example of one of perhaps the greatest artist of our time applying his hand to an old classic. Whatever you think of the bible It is a profoundly influential book in the history of humanity and as such it deserves its place as a classic. To treat it as factual history is to miss the point. Crumb is now an old master and whatever he chooses to turn his hand to, we look upon with wonder and gratitude.
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Initial post: 16 Mar 2010 15:39:51 GMT
Jordan Ashley Craw says:
"To treat it as factual history is to miss the point."
Actually, to treat it as factual history is exactly the point. Sure, the illustrations are excellent. Crumb was an excellent illustrator, as I'm sure anyone can attest. However, the fact that dinosaurs feature is just pure bollocks. The bible doesn't mention dinosaurs in the slightest, and the fact that they're in here, in "genesis", no less, is just another example of how the bible tries to have it's own cake and eat it too.
You mention dinosaurs and genesis. There's an immediate error. No such mention. I AM criticising Crumb, and also, to a lesser extent, the bible. The errors that are replicated in this book are those in the bible, with additional errors deriving purely from Crumb's own additions.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2010 16:00:19 BDT
Mr. C. J. O'hanlon says:
So go write your review about the bible, it is listed elsewhere on amazon. I don't remember any dinosaurs in Crumbs' book.
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