"A virtuoso performance in the 'variation form'."
- English Language Notes
"Northrop Frye never ceases to remind us that he is one of the most civilized and delightful Scholar-teachers publishing today...[Spiritus Mundi]...an essential purchase for the literary scholar."
- Book Forum
"Frye's rare qualities - ease and grace of expression, an inclusive rather than an exclusive view of literature...make all his work worth reading, but general readers may find short essays such as these most accessible and illuminating."
-- Library Journal