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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The poet Robert Graves has tried to do this, in a book called The White Goddess.
Graves has a poem called "To Juan at the Winter Solstice": Juan is his son, and
the winter solstice is Christmas time, the low point of the year, when we set logs ...
Graves would say that the eloquence and power of the Campion poem I just read
you was the result of the fact that it evokes this white goddess in one of her most
frequent aspects: the sinister witch in hell gloating over the murdered bodies of ...
If he finds that the kind of writing he's best at has a good deal to do with fairies,
like Yeats, or a white goddess, like Graves, or a life-force, like Bernard Shaw, or
episcopal sermons, like T. S. Eliot, or bullfights, like Hemingway, or exasperation
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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