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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are fond of telling people, especially people with money or influence, that they
can make them immortal by mentioning them in poems. Sometimes they're right.
If there ever was any huge sulky bruiser in the Greek army named Achilles, he'd
All right: but how does this explain Achilles? Achilles was invulnerable except for
his heel, and he was the son of a sea-nymph. Neither of these things can be true
of anybody, so how does that make Achilles a typical or universal figure?
Homer's Achilles represents the opposite technique, where the character is a
hero, much larger than life. Achilles is more than what any man could be,
because he's also what a man wishes he could be, and he does what most men
would do if ...
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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