Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Northrup Frye and the Nature of Man Quote

Thought I'd grab something to read in bed last night before dropping off.  At random picked from long ago The Great Code:  The Bible and Literature by Northrup Frye.  To my surprise it turns out I'd signed it exactly twenty years ago to the day.  In the introduction I came across this pithy quotation:

Man lives, not directly or nakedly in nature like the animals, but within a mythological universe, a body of assumptions and beliefs developed from his existential concerns.

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