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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Change the courtesan to a chorus- girl, the slave to a butler and the father to Aunt
Agatha, and you've got the same plot and the same cast of characters that you
find in a novel of P. G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse is a popular writer, and the fact ...
The literary writer isn't giving information, either about a subject or about his state
of mind: he's trying to let something take on its own form, whether it's a poem or
play or novel or whatever. That's why you can't produce literature voluntarily, ...
Novels can only be good or bad in their own categories. There's no such thing as
a morally bad novel: its moral effect depends entirely on the moral quality of its
reader, and nobody can predict what that will be. And if literature isn't morally bad
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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