Après Moi Le Déluge

Aug 28, 2020

This remark, attributed to King Louis XV a few years before the French Revolution, sufficiently characterizes his personal attitude towards the seething social and political conditions in the mid-18th century France. I use it as an entre to something else: the deluge known throughout the world as The Great Flood and depicted with Noah and the Ark in Genesis. Mostly I want to crack open the flood metaphors so we can recognize them as metaphors, transcend literalism, and get a handle on what the story of Noah and the Great Flood.

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