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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At the level of practical sense, or civilization, there's a human circumference, a
little cultivated world with a human shape, fenced off from the jungle and inside
the sea and the sky. But in the imagination anything goes that can be imagined,
closed inside the human mind, which puts it into the world of the imagination, and
the sense of human vision and emotion radiating from the daffodils, so to speak,
is what gives them their poetic magic. The human mind is Wordsworth's ...
... a world of play or make-believe to balance the world of work. Some literature is
like that, and many people tell us that they only read to get away from reality for a
bit. And I've suggested myself that the sense of escape, or at least detachment, ...
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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