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 first thing you do is to take a long look at the world around you, a world of sky
and sea and earth and stars and trees and hills. You see this world as objective,
as something set over against you and not yourself or related to you in any way.
We have to look at the figures of speech a writer uses, his images and symbols,
to realize that underneath all the complexity of human lite that uneasy stare at an
alien nature is still haunting us, and the problem of sur- mounting it stiHwith ...
To be outside the convention makes a person look queer, or, if he's driving a car,
a menace to life and limb. The only exceptions are people who have decided to
conform to different conventions, like nuns or beatniks. There's clearly a strong ...
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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