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Literary Criticism General

The Educated Imagination

by (author) Northrop Frye

Publisher
Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887845987
    Publish Date
    Mar 1997
    List Price
    $15.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887848810
    Publish Date
    Mar 1997
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780253200884
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $20.00

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Addressed to educators and general readers—the "consumers of literature" from all walks of life—this important new book explores the value and uses of literature in our time. Dr. Frye offers, in addition, challenging and stimulating ideas for the teaching of literature at lower school levels, designed both to promote an early interest and to lead the student to the knowledge and kaleidoscopic experience found in the study of literature.

Dr. Frye's proposals for the teaching of literature include an early emphasis on poetry, the "central and original literary form," intensive study of the Bible, as literature, and the Greek and Latin classics, as these embody all the great enduring themes of western man, and study of the great literary forms: tragedy and comedy, romance and irony.

About the author

Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters. His first book, Fearful Symmetry, published in 1947, transformed the study of the poet William Blake, and over the next forty years he transformed the study of literature itself. Among his most influential books are Anatomy of Criticism (1957), The Educated Imagination (1963), The Bush Garden (1971), and The Great Code (1982). Northrop Frye on Shakespeare (1986) won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. A professor at the University of Toronto, Frye gained an international reputation for his wide-reaching critical vision. He lectured at universities around the world and received many awards and honours, including thirty-six honorary degrees.

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