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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Contents l: THE MOTIVE FOR METAPHOR 11 2: THE SINGING SCHOOL 35 3:
GIANTS IN TIME 59 4: THE KEYS TO DREAMLAND 83 5: VERTICALS OF ADAM
107 6: THE VOCATION OF ELOQUENCE 131 1. The Motive for Metaphor For the
... quite expressed, Where you yourself were never quite yourself And did not
want nor have to be, Desiring the exhilarations of changes: The motive for
metaphor, shrinking from The weight of primary noon, TheABCof being, The
ruddy temper, ...
So he produces what Baudelaire called a "suggestive magic including at the
same time object and subject, the world outside the artist and the artist himself."
The motive for metaphor, according to Wallace Stevens, is a desire to associate,
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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
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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