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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Equal in importance to this training is that of getting the student to write himself.
No matter how little of this he does, he's bound to have the experience sooner or
later of feeling he's said something that he can't explain except in exactly the ...
people who call themselves humanists, and who include students of literature,
have always been primarily people who studied other languages. The basis of
the cultural heritage of English speaking peoples is not in English; it's in Latin
I have now tried to trace the progress of literary education to the point at which
the student has acquired something of this vision and is ready to carry what he
has of it into society. It is clear that the end of literary teaching is not simply the ...
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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