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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I spoke of the magic in Blake's poem: that's usually a very vague word in criticism,
but magic is really a belief in identity of the same kind: the magician makes a wax
image of somebody he doesn't like, sticks a pin in it, and the person it's ...
So <f there can never be any religion of poetry or any set of beliefs founded on
literature. When we stop believing in a religion, as the Roman world stopped
believing in Jupiter and Venus, its gods become literary characters, and go back
to the ...
imagination from the world of belief and action. The first, I said, was a vision of
possibilities, which expands the horizon of belief and makes it both more tolerant
and more efficient. I have now tried to trace the progress of literary education to
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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