Deep Readers of the World, Beware!

Saul Bellow, in a short, 1959 essay , poking fun at the overwrought over-readings of certain canonical texts: “I recently had a new explanation of Moby Dick from the young man in charge of an electronic brain. ‘Once and for all,’ he said. ‘That whale is everybody’s mother wallowing in her watery bed. Ahab has the Oedipus complex and wants to slay the hell out of her.'”

 

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