Monday, June 27, 2016

Something to think on …

It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race. For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.
— Lafcadio Hearn, born on this date in 1850


  1. Yes! There are other reasons to read the Bible, but Hearn's is a good place (and reason) to start. So I will.

  2. This reminds me of Dwight Macdonald's defense of the King James Bible (and his rallying cry against the RSV).