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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I'm saying that they are all products of an impulse to identify human and natural
worlds; that they're really metaphors, and become purely metaphors, part of the
language ot poetry, as soon as they cease to be behefs7~ or even sooner.
The only thing is that primitive literature hasn't yet become distinguished from
other aspects of life: it's still embedded in religion, magic, and social ceremonies.
But we can see literary expression taking shape in these things, and forming an ...
Air-piviliyatinn develops, we become more preoccupied with human lif e, and
less conscious of our relation to nonhuman nature. Literature reflects this, and the
~ "more advanced the civilization, the more literature_ seemsjto concern itself
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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