Praise for Garry Wills’s Saint Augustine
"This brilliant biography, this excellent small book, presents with brio the life of a person who still stirs us, throws us off, speaks to us, heart to heart. Garry Wills’s agile mind matches the agility of St. Augustine.
—New York Times Book Review
"Not often, but every now and then, a truly gifted film director takes up well-known material… and turns a subject with which we thought we were thoroughly familiar into something once again strange and challenging… Garry Wills’s Saint Augustine has done this. Seldom has a long-familiar figure, whose works fill thirteen double-columned volumes in the standard edition, and whose life and thought have been debated for sixteen hundred years, emerged so fresh and challenging, from so masterful a ‘director’s’ hand… A deft and ingenious expositor set to work upon a great thinker."
—The New York Review of Books
From the Hardcover edition.