Nov 10, 2022·edited Nov 10, 2022Liked by Michael Bryson

Thanks, Michael. I've been waiting for the next instalment. I like settling in with your mind for a few pages, the recursive construction, the going away and coming back, the accretion of insight, the anecdote, the slightly mournful tone, the spikes of insight. I was no English major, came to Frye late, about the time I was writing my book on Don Quixote. I thought, Why haven't I read this before? I should have been an English major! For just that moment, when I needed it, writing about the development of the novel, he made perfect sense. (But now that I think of it, I had read The Educated Imagination as an undergraduate, too. It went straight through me without leaving a trace. Maybe that's why I wasn't cut out to be an English major.)

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