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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Suppose you're shipwrecked on an uninhabited island in the South Seas. 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, ...
In the meantime, think of Robinson Crusoe, an eighteenth-century Englishman
from a nation of shop-keepers. He didn't write poetry: what he did was to open a
journal and a ledger. But suppose you were enough of a primitive to develop a ...
Suppose you're walking down the street of a North American city. All around you
is a highly artificial society, but you don't think of it as artificial: you're so
accustomed to it that you think of it as natural. But suppose your imagination
plays a little ...
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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