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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If the ship you were wrecked in was a Western ship, you'd probably feel that your
intellect tells you more about what's really there in the outer world, and that your
emotions tell you more about what's going on inside you. If your background ...
The poet Emily Dickinson complained that everybody said "What?" to her, until
finally she practically gave up trying to talk altogether, and confined herself to
writing notes. All this is involved with the principle I've touched on before: the ...
To . protectourselves in a society like ours, we have Jtojook at such advertising
as that movie display ironically: it means something to us which is different from
what it jsays. The en J of the process is not to reject all advertising,
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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