"In the Belly of the Beast"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 24 12:53:09 UTC 2003

In 1981 Jack Abbott published a book entitled "In the Belly of the Beast."
Was this the origin of that phrase?  Is it a Biblical reference?  Any
enlightenment would be appreciated.

Fred Shapiro

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