Re: Moby Dick Chapter 1 Loomings
There is a version called - The Bible, designed to be read as literature - edited by Ernest Sutherland Bates.
It is just that I think quite a lot of the Bible is spiritually discerned rather than understood intellectually.
I think a lot of the major characters are metaphors....They teach us such a lot about ourselves and human nature.....just as Shakespeare does....but I rather think they are true in the same sense as Shakespeare is true. It is true in what it says about humanity, as it were ....but it is 'demonstrating' something rather than telling us anything factual.