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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That's a conventional type of story, the mysterious birth of the hero. It was told
about a Mesopotamian king long before there was any Bible; it was told of
Perseus in Greek legend; then it passed into literature with Euripides' play Ion;
then it was ...
Homer's Achilles represents the opposite technique, where the character is a
hero, much larger than life. Achilles is more than what any man could be,
because he's also what a man wishes he could be, and he does what most men
would do if ...
Tragedy and irony are more difficult, and ought to be resprvpH I think, for the
secondary- school jevgj- Romance develops out of the story of the hero's
adventures which the student has already met in myth, and comedy out of the
episode of 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