I’ve just started what promises to be a very interesting, and difficult, book.
← The Great Code: The Bible & Literature, by Northrop Frye.
It’s an examination of the influence of the Bible on Western art and literature and on the Western creative imagination in general.
In the Introduction, he tells us:
My interest in the subject began in my earliest days as a junior instructor, when I found myself teaching Milton and writing about Blake, two authors who were exceptionally Biblical even by the standards of English literature. I soon realized that a student of English literature who does not know the Bible does not understand a good deal of what is going on in what he reads: the most conscientious student will be continually misconstruing the implications, even the meanings. So I offered a course in the English Bible as a guide to the study of English literature, and as the most efficient way of learning about it myself.
Have a great Tuesday!