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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literary model we call the rlassir.l..j_tflra.tijrf; Hnpsn't evolve or improve nr
pcogress^We may have dramatists in the future who will write plays as good as
King Lear ...
get better than King Lear. King Lear is it, as far as drama is concerned; so is
Oedipus Rex, written two thousand years earlier than that, and both will be
jnodels of dramatic writing)as long as the human race endures. Social conditions
You recall that terrible scene in King Lear where Gloucester's eyes are put out on
the stage. That's part of a play, and a play is supposed to be entertaining. Now in
what sense can a scene like that be entertaining? The fact that it's not really ...
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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