Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Clark Ashton Smith on religion and weird literature: letter to Richard Dodson 02-06-1933

Smith observes that interests in religion and weird literature are related. In both cases, suspension of disbelief is conducive to the pursuit of understanding. 

An obvious point, of course, but how does thinking along these lines influence our understanding of the ways we read the Bible, Milton, St. Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and so on? 

Moreover, how does this influence our understanding of Locke and Newton, and, therefore, our understanding of modernity?


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