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 world of the imagination is a world of unborn or embryonic beliefs : it you
believe what you read in Hterature^you_£an, quite literally^belieye-any* I thing. '
-' Sp, yrm-mny nnlr tttW is ihp iisp of studying thft world of imagination where ...
SoTf's natural to swing to the opposite extreme and say that literature is really a
refuge or escape from life, a self-contained world like the world of the dream, a
world of play or make-believe to balance the world of work. Some literature is like
There's a deadly seriousness in all this that even the most refined theories of
fantasy or make-believe won't quite cover. Still, let's go along with the idea for a
bit, because we're not getting on very fast with the relation of literature to life, or
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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