It's a daunting task even to attempt to summarize Jack Lindsay's astounding literary achievement. I certainly don't possess the qualifications to do so, for his creative mind has ranged in depth and variety over classical, medieval and modern literature. It has explored the relationships between science and culture, the origins of alchemy, of astrology, and of the history of science. He has written important works on the history of Europe at critical turning points in that history. His more strictly literary achievement ranges across poetry, the novel, drama, biography and criticism. He has made an important contribution to the history of art. I've only taken on the task because it's high time that his work became better known than it presently is in Australia.
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