The Hermit Poet

January 14, 2005

The Smaller Infinity ~ Patricia Monk

Filed under: Books — Neil Aitken @ 12:47 pm

The Smaller Infinity: The Jungian Self in the Novels of Robertson Davies
Patricia Monk. University of Toronto Press, 1982

I’ve barely started reading this, but so far it’s quite promising. I’ve read almost all Davies’ fiction and can honestly say that the man is a genius. It’s a pity that he’s not well-known here in the US — his work easily stands with (and often surpasses) Eco and Calvino. Monk’s discussion of the Jungian aspects in Davies’ work is extremely well-done.