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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Both of these habits are forms of misapplied mythology or personification. The
central place of the imagination in social life is something that the advertisers
suddeTriy-Avokeuup to a few years ago. Ever since, they've been doing what
they call ...
The society we have to live in, which for us happens to be a twentieth-century
middle class society, pre- sents our imagination with its own substitute for liter-
ature. This is a social mythology, with its own fojklore and its own literary
faces saved, self-respect preserved, and social situations intact. It's not the
noblest thing that words can do, but it's essential, and it creates and diffuses a
social mythology, which is a structure of words developed by the imagination. For
we find ...
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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