The wealth and profusion of Adamic allusions and metaphors in western literature present a striking contrast to the relative poverty and scarcity of the Adam figure in its original literary home, the Hebrew Bible. How did it happen such a brief story in Genesis provided an almost unparalleled stimulus to subsequent literature? And, how do the later Adams compare to the original Adam? The following paper offers a few answers to these questions.
York, Anthony D.
"From Biblical Adam to the American Adam: Evolution of a Literary Type,"
University of Dayton Review: Vol. 21:
3, Article 11.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udr/vol21/iss3/11