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Frye, Northrop

Works: 1,020 works in 4,114 publications in 14 languages and 150,618 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literary criticism  Essays  Literature  Lectures  History  Tragicomedies  Conference papers and proceedings  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Illustrator, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN81, 822.33
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Fearful symmetry : a study of William Blake by Northrop Frye( Book )

101 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about William Blake
Anatomy of criticism; four essays by Northrop Frye( Book )

145 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Striking out at the conception of criticism as restricted to mere opinion or ritual gesture, Northrop Frye wrote this magisterial work proceeding on the assumption that criticism is a structure of thought and knowledge in its own right. In four essays on historical, ethical, archetypical, and rhetorical criticism, employing examples of world literature from ancient times to the present, Frye reconceived literary criticism as a total history rather than a linear progression through time." "Literature, Frye wrote, is "the place where our imaginations find the ideal that they try to pass on to belief and action, where they find the vision which is the source of both the dignity and the joy of life." And the critical study of literature provides a basic way "to produce, out of the society we have to live in, a vision of the society we want to live in.""--Jacket
Fools of time; studies in Shakespearean tragedy by Northrop Frye( Book )

53 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Alexander Lectures for 1965-66 at the University of Toronto, Dr. Frye describes the basis of the tragic vision as "being in time," in which death as "the essential event that gives shape and form to life ... defines the individual, and marks him off from the continuity of life that flows indefinitely between the past and the future." In Dr. Frye's view, three general types can be distinguished in Shakespearean tragedy, the tragedy of order, the tragedy of passion, and the tragedy of isolation, in all of which a pattern of "being in time" shapes the action. In the first type, of which Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet are examples, a strong ruler is killed, replaced by a rebel-figure, and avenged by a nemesis-figure; in the second, represented by Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida, authority is split and the hero is destroyed by a conflict between social and personal loyalties; and in the third, Othello, King Lear, and Timon of Athens, the central figure is cut off from his world, largely as a result of his failure to comprehend the dynamics of that world. What all these plays show us, Dr. Frye maintains, is "the impact of heroic energy on the human situation" with the result that the "heroic is normally destroyed ... and the human situation goes on surviving." Fools of Time will be welcomed not only by many scholars who are familiar with Dr. Frye's keen critical insight but also by undergraduates, graduates, high-school and university teachers who have long valued his work as a means toward a firmer grasp and deeper understanding of English literature
The great code : the Bible and literature by Northrop Frye( Book )

102 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the influence of the Bible on Western art and literature and on the Western creative imagination in general. Frye persuasively presents the Bible as a unique text distinct from all other epics and sacred writings. “No one has set forth so clearly, so subtly, or with such cogent energy as Frye the literary aspect of our biblical heritage” (New York Times Book Review)
The myth of deliverance : reflections on Shakespeare's problem comedies by Northrop Frye( )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays Northrop Frye addresses a question which preoccupied him throughout his long and distinguished career - the conception of comedy, particularly Shakespearean comedy, and its relation to human experience.In most forms of comedy, and certainly in the New Comedy with which Shakespeare was concerned, the emphasis is on moving towards a climax in which the end incorporates the beginning. Such a climax is a vision of deliverance or expanded energy and freedom. Frye draws on the Aristotelian notion of reversal, or peripeteia, to analyse the three plays commonly known as the 'problem comedies': Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well, and Troilus and Cressida, showing how they anticipate the romances of Shakespeare's final period
Northrop Frye on Shakespeare by Northrop Frye( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers fresh insights into ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays
The stubborn structure; essays on criticism and society by Northrop Frye( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1970, this collection is made up of a selection of essays composed between 1962 and 1968, written by distinguished humanist and literary critic Northrop Frye. The book is divided into two parts: one deals largely with the contexts of literary criticism; the other offers more specific studies of literary works in roughly historical sequence. One of the essays is Frye's own elucidation of the development of his critical premises out of his early concern with the poetry of William Blake. Taken together, the essays offer a continuous and coherent argument, making a whole that is entirely equal to the sum of its parts
Blake : a collection of critical essays by Northrop Frye( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake -- some have called him a genius, some have called him a madman... and many have called him both. As the essays in this book show, Blake offers his readers a vision of the world so coherent that even his simplest songs convey rich and exciting meaning, so unified that even his most obscure prophecies present an unexpectedly luminous conception of reality. One of the leaders of the resurgence of interest in Blake, Northrop Frye, has selected essays by distinguished critics which bring the reader into a direct confrontation with the genius of William Blake. -- From publisher's description
Words with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature" by Northrop Frye( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the primitive elements of myth have over the centuries given our literature its structures and power
Creation and recreation by Northrop Frye( )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northrop Frye on modern culture by Northrop Frye( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface xi Credits xv Abbreviations xvii Introduction xix The Modem Century 1 The Modern Century 3 I City of the End of Things 5 II Improved Binoculars 27 III Clair de lune intellectuel 48 The Arts 2 Current Opera: A Housecleaning 73 3 Ballet Russe 76 4 The Jooss Ballet 79 5 Frederick Delius 83 6 Three-Cornered Revival at Headington 87 7 Music and the Savage Breast 88 8 Men as Trees Walking 92 9 K.R. Srinivasa's Lytton Strachey 96 10 The Great Charlie 98 11 Reflections at a Movie 103 12 Music in the Movies O08 13 Max Grafs Modern Music 112 14 Abner Dean's It's a Long Way to Heaven 113 15 Russian Art 114 16 Herbert Read's The Innocent Eye 115 17 The Eternal Tramp 116 18 On Book Reviewing 123 19 Academy without Walls 126 20 Communications 134 21 The Renaissance of Books 140 22 Violence and Television 156 23 Introduction to Art and Reality 167 Politics, History, and Society 24 Pro Patria Mori 175 25 Wyndham Lewis: Anti-Spenglerian 178 26 War on the Cultural Front 184 27 Two Italian Sketches, 1939 I88 28 G.M. Young's Basic 194 29 Revenge or Justice? 195 30 F.S.C. Northrop's The Meeting of East and West 197 31 Wallace Notestein's The Scot in History 201 32 Toynbee and Spengler 202 33 Gandhi 209 34 Ernst Jiinger's On the Marble Cliffs 211 35 Dr. Kinsey and the Dream Censor 215 36 Cardinal Mindszenty 220 37 The Two Camps 222 38 Law and Disorder 224 39 Two Books on Christianity and History 226 40 Nothing to Fear but Fear 232 41 The Ideal of Democracy 235 42 The Church and Modern Culture 237 43 And There is No Peace 244 44 Caution or Dither? 246 45 Trends in Modern Culture 248 46 Regina versus the World 262 47 Oswald Spengler 265 48 Preserving Human Values 274 49 The War in Vietnam 282 50 The Two Contexts 283 51 The Quality of Life in the '7os 285 52 Spengler Revisited 297 53 The Bridge of Language 315 Notes 331 Emendations 381 Index 383
Anatomy of criticism by Northrop Frye( Book )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we've gained--and lost--in the bargain. In [his] book, Harris argues that our greatest loss has been that of absence itself--of silence, wonder, and solitude"--
The double vision : language and meaning in religion by Northrop Frye( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frye explores duality in language, nature, time and religion by contrasting the natural view with spiritual vision. 1991
Biblical and classical myths : the mythological framework of Western culture by Northrop Frye( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By complementing the Biblical tradition with the Classical, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Western mythology. Engaging and accessible, Biblical and Classical Myths represents a unique achievement in scholarship and is an essential volume for students and others interested in literature and cultural studies."--Jacket
Northrop Frye's student essays, 1932-1938 by Northrop Frye( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of twenty-two papers was written by Northrop Frye during his student years. Made public only after Frye's death in 1991, all but one of the essays are published here for the first time
The educated imagination by Northrop Frye( Book )

95 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the value and uses of literature in our time. Dr. Frye offers 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 experience found in the study of literature
Twentieth century interpretations of Julius Caesar : a collection of critical essays by Leonard F Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Northrop Frye on literature and society, 1936-1989 : unpublished papers by Northrop Frye( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays, talks, reviews and papers span some fifty years of his long writing career." (Midwest)
A natural perspective : the development of Shakespearean comedy and romance by Northrop Frye( Book )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of the People's Republic of China, home of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations
Romanticism reconsidered : selected papers from the English Institute by English Institute( Book )

65 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anatomy of criticism; four essays
Anatomy of criticism; four essaysThe great code : the Bible and literatureNorthrop Frye on ShakespeareThe stubborn structure; essays on criticism and societyWords with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature"Northrop Frye on modern cultureAnatomy of criticismBiblical and classical myths : the mythological framework of Western culture
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Farāy, Nūrtrūp

Farāy, Nūrtrūp 1912-1991

Frai, Nort'rop

Fraj, Herman Nortrop

Fraj, Herman Nortrop 1912-1991

Fraj, Nortrop

Fraj, Nortrop 1912-1991

Frye, H. Northrop

Frye, H. Northrop 1912-1991

Frye Herman Northrop

Frye Herman Northrop 1912-1991

Frye Northrop

Frye, Northrop Herman.

Frye, Northrop Herman 1912-1991

Fulai, Nuosiluopu

Fulai, Nuosiluopu 1912-1991

Northrop Frye Canadees schrijfster (1912-1991)

Northrop Frye Canadees schrijver (1912-1991)

Northrop Frye canadisk skribent

Northrop Frye crítico e teórico literário canadense

Northrop Frye critico letterario canadese

Northrop Frye critique littéraire canadien

Northrop Frye kanadensisk författare

Northrop Frye kanadischer Literaturkritiker

Northrop Frye kanadisk skribent

Нортроп Фрай

Нортроп Фрај

Нортръп Фрай

Фрай, Нортроп

Фрай, Нортроп канадский филолог, исследователь мифологии, литературы и языка

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פרי, נורתרופ

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فراى، نورتروپ

فراي, نورثروب

فراي، هيرمان نورثروب، 1912-1991

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نورثروب فراي، 1912-1991

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노스럽 프라이

프라이, N

프라이, N. 1912-1991

프라이, 노드럽 1912-1991

프라이, 노드롭 1912-1991

프라이, 노스럽 1912-1991

프라이, 노스롭 1912-1991

프라이, 노오스럽 1912-1991


フライ, N

フライ, ノースロップ

弗莱, 诺思洛普

弗莱, 诺思洛普 1912-1991