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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In fiction, the technical problems of shaping a story to make it interesting to read,
to provide for suspense, to find the logical points where the story should begin
and end, don't change much in whatever time or culture the story's being told.
If you pick up a detective story, you may not know until the last page who done it,
but you always know before you start reading exactly the kind of thing that's going
to happen. If you read the fiction in women's magazines, you read the story of ...
Here's Wordsworth: Paradise, and groves Elysian, Fortunate Fields — like those
of old Sought in the Atlantic Main — why should they be A history only of
departed things, Or a mere fiction of what never was? . . . I, long before the
blissful hour ...
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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