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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There are two main kinds of association, analogy and identity, two things that are
like each other and two things that are each other. You can say with Burns, "My
love's like a red, red rose," or you can say with Shakespeare: Thou that art now ...
We discovered that the language of literature was associative: it uses figures of
speech, like the simile and the metaphor, to suggest an identity between the
human minH rmH the wnrld outside it, that identity being what the imagination is ...
I said earlier that this is a feeling of lost identity, and that poetry, by using the
language of identification, which is metaphor, tries to lead our imaginations back
to it. Anyway, that's what a lot of poets say they're trying to do. Here's Blake: ...
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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