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Frye, Northrop

Works: 952 works in 3,778 publications in 15 languages and 127,930 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Tragicomedies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Illustrator
Classifications: PN81, 822.33
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Fearful symmetry : a study of William Blake by Northrop Frye( Book )

92 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 3,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called ""Prophecies, "" and a demonstration of Blake's insight that will amaze the modern reader. The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expres
Anatomy of criticism; four essays by Northrop Frye( Book )

151 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,828 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 )

93 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A world-renowned critic and scholar examines the continuing cultural importance of the Bible as the single most important influence in the imaginative tradition of Western art and literature. Frye rejects both dogmatic and literal interpretations while celebrating the uniqueness of the Bible as distinct from all other epics and sacred texts. His highly original analysis shows the Bible as redeeming history with a visionary poetic perspective that complements science in the understanding of man's nature."--Book cover
Northrop Frye on Shakespeare by Northrop Frye( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers fresh insights into ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, A midsummer night's dream, Richard II, Henry IV, Measure for measure, Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, The winter's tale, and The tempest
The myth of deliverance : reflections on Shakespeare's problem comedies by Northrop Frye( )

41 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 2,418 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
Fools of time; studies in Shakespearean tragedy by Northrop Frye( Book )

50 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,416 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
Blake; a collection of critical essays by Northrop Frye( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomy of criticism by Northrop Frye( Book )

60 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,179 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"--
Words with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature" by Northrop Frye( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 2,081 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( )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educated imagination by Northrop Frye( Book )

91 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,860 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
Romanticism reconsidered; selected papers from the English Institute by English Institute( Book )

51 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A natural perspective : the development of Shakespearean comedy and romance by Northrop Frye( Book )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 1,711 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
The double vision : language and meaning in religion by Northrop Frye( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frye explores duality in language, nature, time and religion by contrasting the natural view with spiritual vision. 1991
Fables of identity; studies in poetic mythology by Northrop Frye( Book )

41 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical and classical myths : the mythological framework of Western culture by Northrop Frye( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,569 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
The stubborn structure; essays on criticism and society by Northrop Frye( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,554 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 literature and society, 1936-1989 : unpublished papers by Northrop Frye( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays, talks, reviews and papers span some fifty years of his long writing career." (Midwest)
The secular scripture : a study of the structure of Romance by Northrop Frye( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northrop Frye on Canada by Northrop Frye( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,475 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Anatomy of criticism; four essays
Anatomy of criticism; four essaysThe great code : the Bible and literatureNorthrop Frye on ShakespeareAnatomy of criticismWords with power : being a second study of "the Bible and literature"The educated imaginationA natural perspective : the development of Shakespearean comedy and romanceFables of identity; studies in poetic mythology
Alternative Names
Farāy, Nūrtrūp

Farāy, Nūrtrūp 1912-1991

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 canadisk skribent

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

فراى، نورتروپ

فراي, نورثروب

فراي، هيرمان نورثروب، 1912-1991

نورتروپ فرای نویسنده کانادایی

نورثروب فراي، 1912-1991

ہرمن نارتھروپ فرائی

ਨੋਰਥਰੋਪ ਫ੍ਰਾਈ

노드롭, F, S, C 1912-1991

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