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Frye, Northrop

Works: 1,038 works in 4,265 publications in 14 languages and 150,881 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literary criticism  Essays  Literature  Lectures  History  Tragicomedies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Sermons  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, htt, Illustrator, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN81, 822.33
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Fearful symmetry : a study of William Blake by Northrop Frye( Book )

108 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

173 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,968 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
The great code : the Bible and literature by Northrop Frye( Book )

101 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,728 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)
Fools of time; studies in Shakespearean tragedy by Northrop Frye( Book )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,702 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 myth of deliverance : reflections on Shakespeare's problem comedies by Northrop Frye( )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 2,679 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 )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers fresh insights into ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays
Blake : a collection of critical essays by Northrop Frye( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2,187 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
Creation and recreation by Northrop Frye( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature" by Northrop Frye( Book )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the primitive elements of myth have over the centuries given our literature its structures and power
The stubborn structure; essays on criticism and society by Northrop Frye( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,011 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
Northrop Frye on modern culture by Northrop Frye( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,009 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 )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism is the magnum opus of one of the most important and influential literary theorists of the twentieth century. Breaking with the practice of close reading of individual texts, Frye seeks to describe a common basis for understanding the full range of literary forms by examining archetypes, genres, poetic language, and the relations among the text, the reader, and society. Using a dazzling array of examples, he argues that understanding "the structure of literature as a total form" also allows us to see the profoundly liberating effect literature can have."-- Amazon website
Northrop Frye's student essays, 1932-1938 by Northrop Frye( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Frye was a person of uncommon gifts, and very little that came from his pen is without interest.' So writes Robert Denham in his introduction to this unique collection of twenty-two papers 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 majority of these papers were written for courses at Emmanuel College, the theology school of Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Essays such as 'The Concept of Sacrifice,' 'The Fertility Cults,' and 'The Jewish Background of the New Testament' reveal the links between Frye's early research in theology and the form and content of his later criticism. It is clear that even as a theology student Frye's first impulse was always that of the cultural critic. The papers on Calvin, Eliot, Chaucer, Wyndham Lewis, and on the forms of prose fiction show Frye as precociously witty, rigorous, and incisive - a gifted writer who clearly found his voice before his last undergraduate year.David Lodge wrote in the New Statesman: 'There are not many critics whose twenty-year-old book reviews one can read with pleasure and instruction, but Frye is an exception to most rules.' Northrop Frye's student essays provide pleasure and instruction through their comments on the Augustinian view of history, on beauty, truth, and goodness, on literary symbolism and tradition
The educated imagination by Northrop Frye( Book )

98 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,817 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
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 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays, talks, reviews and papers span some fifty years of his long writing career." (Midwest)
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 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
A natural perspective : the development of Shakespearean comedy and romance by Northrop Frye( Book )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 1,770 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
Northrop Frye on Canada by Northrop Frye( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Northrop Frye is conceivably Canada's most celebrated literary theorist, but his role in the country's cultural evolution has perhaps been overlooked by later Canadian scholars in favour of his better-known literary criticism. This collection brings together all of the writings of Northrop Frye, both published and heretofore unpublished, on the subject of Canadian literature and culture. From his early book reviews of the 1930s and 1940s through his explorations of the patterns of Canadian literature in the fifties, to his cultural commentaries of the sixties, seventies, and eighties (including all his essays from The Bush Garden and Divisions on a Ground), Northrop Frye on Canada is vivid testimony to his position as an astute critic of his country's literature and a vital participant in its cultural evolution."--Publisher
Fables of identity; studies in poetic mythology by Northrop Frye( Book )

39 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northrop Frye's writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance by Northrop Frye( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together Frye's extensive writings on Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers (excluding Milton, who is featured in other volumes), and includes major articles, introductions, public lectures, and four previously published books on Shakespeare. Frye's insightful analyses offer not just a formidable knowledge of Renaissance culture but also a transformative experience, moving the reader imaginatively towards an experience of created reality."--Pub. desc
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Anatomy of criticism; four essays Anatomy of criticism
Anatomy of criticism; four essaysThe great code : the Bible and literatureFools of time; studies in Shakespearean tragedyNorthrop Frye on ShakespeareCreation and recreationWords with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature"The stubborn structure; essays on criticism and societyNorthrop Frye on modern 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

פריי, נורתרופ‏

‏פריי, נורתרופ,‏ ‏1912-1991‏

فراى، نورتروپ

فراي, نورثروب

فراي، هيرمان نورثروب، 1912-1991

نورتروپ فرای نویسنده کانادایی

نورثروب فراي، 1912-1991

ہرمن نارتھروپ فرائی

ਨੋਰਥਰੋਪ ਫ੍ਰਾਈ

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