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The Educated Imagination

Written by Northrop Frye

Series Title: CBC Massey Lectures

  • 112 Pages
  • 9780887845987
  • 8.000" x 5.000"
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading


Publication Date March 01, 1997

"What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?" Written in the relaxed and frequently humorous style of his public lectures, this remains, of Northrop Frye's many books, perhaps the easiest introduction to his theories of literature and literary education.


Northrop Frye
Northrop Frye was one of Canada's -- and the world's -- most distinguished and respected authorities on English literature. He was principal and chancellor of Victoria College, University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Among his numerous books are The Educated Imagination, Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake, Anatomy of Criticism, The Great Code, Divisions on a Ground, and The Bush Garden.