[FoRK] Re: FoRK Digest, Vol 32, Issue 8

Wayne Baisley < baisley at alumni.rice.edu > on > Sat Jun 10 08:14:35 PDT 2006

Herman in a nutshell:

"Call me Ishmael."
"I would prefer not to."


"In general, it is the non-psychological novel that offers the richest 
opportunities for psychological elucidation.  Here the author, having no 
intentions of this sort, does not show his characters in a psychological light 
and thus leaves room for analysis and interpretation, or even invites it by 
his unprejudiced mode of presentation...  I would also include Melville's Moby 
Dick, which I consider to be the greatest American novel, in this broad class 
of writings."  (Carl Jung in The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature, 1967)

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