We have been telling these stories for as long as we’ve been telling stories; there have always been storms. But there seems to be a special angst and urgency in the way that we receive them today. There are those who believe that the singular story of our time is—or will be—a flood saga.
Avi Steinberg on the return of the flood saga.
The Much Resounding Sea, by Thomas Moran, 1884. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.