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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These things, these rudiments of city, highway, garden and farm, are the human
form of nature, or the form of human nature, whichever you like. This is the area of
the applied arts and sciences, and it appears in our society as engineering and ...
Some peoples identify themselves with certain animals or plants, called totems;
some link certain animals, real or imaginary, bulls or dragons, with forces of
nature; some ascribe powers of controlling nature to certain human beings,
And because he's that he can be partly a god, involved with nature to the point of
having a mother in the sea and an enemy in the river, besides having other gods
in the sky directly interested in him and what he's doing. And because with all ...
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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