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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... whatever their merits, are not the kind of thing you must know to hold any place
in society at all. A person who knows nothing about literature may be an
ignoramus, but many people don't mind being that. Every child realizes that litera-
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ture, any more than musical forms like the sonata and the fugue can exist outside
music. This principle is important for understanding what's happened in our
literature. When Canada was still a country for pioneers, it was assumed that a
Northrop Frye. ture, which means, not that he's in a superior position to the poet,
but that he ought to know something about literature, just as a judge's right to be
on a bench depends on his knowledge of law. If he's up against something the ...
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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
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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