Interlinear Readings of The Bridge (0)
- From going to and fro in the earth, / and from walking up and down in it.
- The text is of AV, Job 1.7:" And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it." This portion of The Book of Job is written in prose in Hebrew. Why does Crane choose it, while the main body of the book (3.1-42.6) is written in poetic form? Did Crane know anything about the poetry and prose in the book? Or, he chooses it solely for the content of Satan's reply to the LORD? If so, what does he mean? Does it simply convey that he also has seen the world over?
This is an interlinear reading of Hart Crane's The Bridge by Eiichi Hishikawa.
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