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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Your habitual state of mind is the feeling of separation which goes with being
conscious, and the feeling "this is not a part of me" soon becomes "this is not
what I want." Notice the word "want": we'll be coming back to it. So you soon
realize that ...
If you were developing an imagination in your new world that belonged to that
world, you'd start off something like this: I feel separated and cut off from the world
around me, but occasionally I've felt that it was really a part of me, and I hope I'll ...
Macaulay may have intended his remark to be a sneer at the Puritans, but surely
if the Puritans did feel this way they were one hundred per cent right. What other
reason is there for abolishing public hangings? Whatever their motives, the ...
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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