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Anatomy of criticism

Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1957.
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"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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Frye, Northrop, 1912-1991.
Anatomy of criticism.
[Toronto : CNIB], 1994.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Northrop Frye
ISBN: 0691060045 9780691060040 0691012989 9780691012988
OCLC Number: 230039
Description: x, 383 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Polemical introduction --
Historical criticism : theory of modes --
Ethical criticism : theory of symbols --
Archetypal criticism : theory of myths --
Rhetorical criticism : theory of genres --
Tentative conclusion.
Responsibility: four essays by Northrop Frye.
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One of the classics of literary criticism, this was originally published in 1957. It remains standard reading for literature students.  Read more...


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"A brilliant but bristling book. . . . [Mr. Frye] has wit, style, audacity, immense learning, a gift for opening up new and unexpected perspectives in the study of literature." * The Nation *

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