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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If the ship you were wrecked in was a Western ship, you'd probably feel that your
intellect tells you more about what's really there in the outer world, and that your
emotions tell you more about what's going on inside you. If your background ...
You'd hardly go to Ezra Pound, with his fascism and social credit and
Confucianism and anti-semitism. Or to Yeats, with his spiritualism and fairies and
astrology. Or to D. H. Lawrence, who'll tell you that it's a good thing for servants to
... Of masques and revels which sweet youth did make, Of tourneys and great
challenges of knights, And all these triumphs for thy beauty's sake: When thou
hast told these honours done to thee, Then tell, O tell, how thou didst murder me.
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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