Case 16

“Statement for the day of my death. ┬áThe twentieth century saw an amazing development of scholarship and criticism in the humanities, carried out by people who were more intelligent, better trained, had more languages, had a better sense of proportion, and were infinitely more accurate scholars and competent professional men than I. I had genius. No one else in the field known to me had quite that.”

Northrop Frye’s Late Notebooks 1982-1990: architects of the spiritual world.
Robert Denham ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.