Synopses & Reviews
"... twelve essays in which this visionary literary critic speaks specifically to the eternal act of creation, addressing the incessant need for literary revisioning." --Studies in Religion
These essays, four of which are published here for the first time, reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues. Frye gave these addresses during the last decade of his life, and they reveal this distinguished critic speaking with wit and wisdom about the permanent forms of human civilization and engaging in the eternal act of creation.
This volume brings together twelve addresses that Frye gave during the last decade of his life. These essays reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues.
About the Author
NORTHROP FRYE was University Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught from 1939 until his death in 1991. Among his thirty books are Fearful Symmetry; Anatomy of Criticism; The Educated Imagination; The Great Code; Words with Power; Reading the World; Spiritus Mundi; The Critical Path; The Double Vision; and Myth and Metaphor. ROBERT D. DENHAM is John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College.
Table of Contents
Auguries of Experience
Literary and Mechanical Models
Literature as Therapy
Repetitions of Jacob's Dream
The Bride from the Strange Land
Blake's Biblical Illustrations
Shakespeare's The Tempest
Varieties of Eighteenth-Century Sensibility
Henry James and the Comedy of the Occult
Approaching the Lyric
Criticism and Environment
Harold Innis: The Strategy of Culture
Levels of Cultural Identity