Reading the World is a collection of eighty of Northrop Frye's essays, reviews, editorials, sermons, addresses, and other occasional pieces. Half of the selections were originally published in the
Canadian Forum; twelve are published here for the first time. The book reveals one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of political, social, artistic, religious, educational, literary, and critical questions. What emerges from the whole is a deeply moral vision rooted in the values of social democracy and an expansive imaginative vision committed to understanding the products of culture.