Northrop Frye


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Noun1.Northrop Frye - Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)Northrop Frye - Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)
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As he writes of the possibilities opened by Tarot, rather than the inevitable endings invoked by prophecy, Rosengarten seems inspired by the same illumination that captured Northrop Frye when he spoke of the individualizing of the revolutionary impulse, but Rosengarten's vision is colorfully prismatic rather than categorical.
Her lobbying for gender-inclusive language was rebuffed by some of Canada's most illustrious authors, including Northrop Frye and Pierre Berton.
also emphasizes Northrop Frye's role in using biblical patterns in criticism, Frank Kermode's exploration of quasi-biblical themes, and George Steiner's anti-deconstructive defense of literature "underwritten by the assumption of God's presence." K.
Abbreviations for Northrop Frye's Collected Works and Selected Letters
Daniels's accounts--somewhat reminiscent of Northrop Frye's defenses of the significance of metaphor and myth in the formation of values, as against theoretical science and demotic language--of the powers and importance of both art in general and the works of Rilke and Mahler in particular are illuminating.
Two other essays address the work of other critics: Northrop Frye and Murray Krieger.
The reasons for this failure and its intellectual costs I have analyzed elsewhere (2003, 2010); so here I will merely note that in colleges and universities, it can probably be attributed at least in part to the conviction articulated most influentially in 1957 by Northrop Frye that "the difficulty often felt in teaching literature arises from the fact that it cannot be done." Hence, he concludes, "the criticism of literature," as distinct from the experience of literature, "is all that can be directly taught" (Anatomy 11).
The balance of the book describes John Meisel's life and career in Canada, starting with his time at Pickering College in Newmarket, his undergraduate and graduate education at the U of T, where he got to study under Northrop Frye, C.B.
1 One of my favourite authors, Northrop Frye, a Canadian literary scholar, gave the Massey Lectures on CBC in 1962.
Bellah, Jonathan Culler, Jacques Derrida, Emile Durkheim, Northrop Frye, Gerard Genette, Fredric Jameson, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Vladimir Propp, and Alexis de Tocqueville--who all appear and reappear as if characters in A Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
In particular, Wise shows how Fredric Jameson, in The Political Unconscious, and Northrop Frye, whom Jameson interestingly cites as his literary critical inspiration in this matter, deploy the concept of allegory in relationships to text and history quite differently from Derrida's use of the concept and from his omission of social geographic history when thinking through Jerusalem.
Canadian Amanda Jemigan retells in a variety of forms what the critic Northrop Frye has called the "miraculous birth of the hero," linking the birth of her son with significant births in Classical and Christian literature.

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