See also the Harvard University Press
webpage for Colors of the Mind —
Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts,
the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye.
This… book… aims to open another field of study:
how thought— the act, the experience of thinking—
is represented in literature.
. . . .
Fletcher’s resources are large, and his step is sure.
The reader samples his piercing vision of Milton’s
Satan, the original Thinker,
leaving the pain of thinking
as his legacy for mankind.