Sunday, December 11

I have been re-reading Rexroth's Classics Revisited essays. What strikes me this time around is not that he was right about the works he describes. I've only read a handful of them, and those mostly in translation. About Job and the Dao De Jing I suspect he's entirely correct, but I still can't say if what he finds in the Great Books is always — or even usually — present. I don't think it actually matters a lot, because the vision of life & value he presents over and over again is so compelling.