Christ and Apollo
The Dimensions of the Literary Imagination
William L Lynch, S.J.
Sheed & Ward: 1960. First edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Very good. Top of book's boards faded, wear along the edges and folds of the jacket.
"If the idea of this book is that literary insight comes from the penetration of the finite and the definite concrete in all its interior dimensions and according to all its real lines, then we must successively ask whether this idea makes sense for the problems of time, of tragedy, of comedy, of creativity. Can it explain what is wrong with the univocal imagination and what is right with the analogical? Can it throw a little light on our contemporary discussion of romanticism and angelism? Does it keep the exploratory task of the imagination properly and endlessly open? Can it give a proper place to a 'theological imagination'? Does it give a healthy but not self-defeating explanation for the autonomy of the imagination?"