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 language you use on this level is the language of practical sense, a
language of verbs or words of action and movement. The practical world,
however, is a world where actions speak louder than words. In some ways it's a
higher level of ...
languages appear in our society as the language of ordinary conversation, the
language of practical skills, and the language of literature. We discovered that the
language of literature was associative: it uses figures of speech, like the simile ...
But all imaginative effort in practical fields has to meet the test of practicability,
otherwise it's discarded. The imagination in literature has no such test to meet.
You don't relate it directly to life or reality: you relate works of literature, as we've
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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