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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The only thing is that primitive literature hasn't yet become distinguished from
other aspects of life: it's still embedded in religion, magic, and social ceremonies.
But we can see literary expression taking shape in these things, and forming an ...
If he does use them, he's clearly going to make a poetic use of them: they're
going to become poetic sheep and poetic flowers, absorbed and digested by
literature, set out in literary language and inside literary conventions. What you
never get ...
The flowers become poetic flowers as soon as they're identified with a human
mind. Here we have an image from the natural world, a field of daffodils: it's
enclosed inside the human mind, which puts it into the world 7i GIANTS IN TIME.
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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