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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Or to T. S. Eliot, who'll tell you that to have a flourishing culture we should
educate an elite, keep most people living in the same spot, and never
disestablish the Church of England. The novelists seem to be a little closer to the
world they're ...
In fiction, the technical problems of shaping a story to make it interesting to read,
to provide for suspense, to find the logical points where the story should begin
and end, don't change much in whatever time or culture the story's being told.
Arnold called this ideal environment culture, and defined culture as the best that
has been thought and said. The word culture has different overtones to most of us
, but Arnold's conception is a very important one, and I need it at this point.
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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