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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Here we recapture, in full consciousness, that original lost sense of identity with
our surroundings, where there is nothing outside the mind of man, or something
identical with the mind of man. Religions present us with visions of eternal and ...
You may say that these things belong to comparative religion or anthropology,
not to literary criticism. I'm saying that they are all products of an impulse to
identify human and natural worlds; that they're really metaphors, and become
So there can never be any religion of poetry or any setjof_ beliefs founded on
literature. When we stop believing in a religion, as the Roman world stopped
believing in Jupiter and Venus, its gods become literary characters, and go back
to 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
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Laurenbdavis - LibraryThing
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