9780802092090

The Educated Imagination And Other Writings on Critical Theory 1933-1963

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    9780802092090

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    0802092098

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-07
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
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Summary

In 1933, Northrop Frye was a recent university graduate, beginning to learn his craft as a literary essayist. By 1963, with the publication of The Educated Imagination , he had become an international academic celebrity. In the intervening three decades, Frye wrote widely and prodigiously, but it is in the papers and lectures collected in this installment of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, that the genesis of a distinguished literary critic can be seen. Here is Frye tracing the first outlines of a literary cosmology that would culminate in The Anatomy of Criticism (1958) and shape The Great Code (1982) and Words with Power (1990).At the same time that Frye garnered such international acclaim, he was also a working university teacher, lecturing in the University of Toronto's English Language and Literature program. In her lively introduction, Germaine Warkentin links Frye's evolution as a critic with his love of music, his passionate concern for his students, and his growing professional ambition. The writings included in this volume show how Frye integrated ideas into the work that would consolidate the fame that Fearful Symmetry (1947) had first established.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Credits and Sources xiii
Abbreviations xv
Introduction xvii
Dr. Edgar's Book
3(4)
Art Does Need Sociability
7(2)
Music in Poetry
9(14)
The Anatomy in Prose Fiction
23(16)
The Nature of Satire
39(19)
Nichols and Kirkup's The Cosmic Shape
58(1)
R.F. Patterson's The Story of English Literature
59(1)
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
60(17)
The Four Forms of Prose Fiction
77(13)
Levels of Meaning in Literature
90(14)
A Conspectus of Dramatic Genres
104(16)
The Archetypes of Literature
120(16)
Three Meanings of Symbolism
136(10)
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
146(4)
Towards a Theory of Cultural History
150(19)
Art in a New Modulation
169(6)
Ministry of Angels
175(9)
Critics and Criticism
184(5)
Myth as Information
189(8)
Content with the Form
197(6)
Forming Fours
203(11)
The Language of Poetry
214(10)
The Transferability of Literary Concepts
224(6)
An Indispensable Book
230(5)
``Preface'' and ``Introduction: Lexis and Melos''
235(14)
The Ulysses Theme and Tragic Themes in Western Literature
249(5)
Nature and Homer
254(13)
Sir James Frazer
267(9)
Interior Monologue of M. Teste
276(8)
World Enough without Time
284(11)
Literature as Possession
295(12)
New Directions from Old
307(15)
The Well-Tempered Critic (I)
322(15)
The Well-Tempered Critic (II)
337(64)
Myth, Fiction, and Displacement
401(19)
The Imaginative and the Imaginary
420(16)
The Educated Imagination
436(59)
Notes 495(26)
Emendations 521(2)
Index 523

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