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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This conception of "literature as a whole" suggests something else. Is it possible
to get, in however crude and sketchy a way, some bird's eye view of what
literature as a whole is about: considered, that is, as a coherent subject of study
and not ...
In this perspective what I like or don't like disappears, because there's nothing left
of me as a separate person : as a reader of literature I exist only as a
representative of humanity as a whole. We'll see in the last talk how important this
But there's another reason too: a great work of literature is also a place in which
the whole cultural history of the nation that produced it comes into focus. I've
mentioned Robinson Crusoe: you can get from that book a kind of detached
vision of ...
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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