The educated imagination
Indiana University Press, 1964 - 159 pagine
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.
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Preface What follows was originally delivered as a series of six half-hour radio
talks for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This fact accounts both for the
deliberately colloquial tone of the style, noted on the opening page, and for the ...
When Canada was still a country for pioneers, it was assumed that a new country
, a new society, new things to look at and new experiences would produce a new
literature. So Canadian writers ever since, including me, have been saying that ...
This is the world that won't go away, the world out of which we built the Canada of
1942, are now building the Canada of 1962, and will be building the quite
different Canada of 1982. A hundred years ago the Victorian poet and critic
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - vpfluke - LibraryThing
I've a always liked the literary analysis of Northrop Frye. I don't think he ever forgot his roots as a Presbyterian ministers. One can see this particularly in the "The Great Code", a fascinating ... Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Laurenbdavis - LibraryThing
Northrop Frye, who passed away in 1991, was one of the great minds of literary criticism and theory. THE EDUCATED IMAGINATION is comprised of his six Massey Lectures, which he read over the CBC in ... Leggi recensione completa