The Educated Imagination has ratings and 97 reviews. Mohammad said: مطالعه ی این کتاب من را قانع کرد که تخیل واقعا فرهیخته است! در نهایت پی می بریم ک. FOR THE PAST twenty-five years I have been teaching and studying English literature in a university. As in any other job, certain questions stick in one’s mind, . “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.

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Of all the lectures, I appreciated the last one the most, probably because it spoke to me the most. I have never read or listened to one that wasn’t enlightening.

Social conditions may improve: The poet, however, uses these two crude, primitive, archaic forms of thought in the most uninhibited way, because his job is not to describe nature, but to show you a world completely absorbed and possessed by the human mind.

Be the first to sducated a question about The Educated Imagination. Join our email list. Northrop Frye is a famous Canadian English literature professor who wrote quite a few books on literary theory, among other achievements. Only a strong imagination, which is to say an educated one, can fulfil the Renaissance dream of rebuilding educatde from the ruins of Babel.

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Frye does not accept the romantic theory that literature is uniquely inspired. Frye’s proposals for the teaching of literature include an early emphasis on poetry, the “central and original literary form,” intensive study of the Bible, as literature, and the Greek and Latin classics, as these embody all the great imaginatoon themes of western man, and study of the great literary forms: Even Joe and Mrs Joe.


They’re almost like caricatures of themselves. Selected pages Title Page. With education comes not just the ability to express educatfd articulately but to really see the world around you, and understand it. I was thinking nervously of starting university in a few months, altogether doubtful of my worthiness to pursue an English degree, and this caught my eye.

Northrop Frye – The Educated Imagination

Sep 07, Jean rated it it was amazing. I should rave over this book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Two questions I want to deal with, then, are, first: Eliot tell there’s Theseus things tion truth trying ture turn University of Toronto vision Wallace Stevens want to live what’s white goddess whole words writer Yeats.

Frye died in The sciences begin by accepting nortgrop facts and the evidence about an outside world without trying to alter them.

The Vocation of Eloquence. I just finished reading it for the second time in my final year of university and it wowed me again, but in a completely different way. In the dark, and I’m taking the classroom style, because an audience of students is the one I feel easiest with. He posits three kinds of language within a language – that of ordinary conversation and self-expression; of conveying information in a practical sense; and of the imagination, i.

Books by Northrop Frye. Several buildings at the University of Toronto have been named after him, and he’s still a voice to be reckoned with in the field, though he died in Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Northrop Frye, who passed away inwas one of the great minds of literary criticism and theory.

If you are looking to challenge yourself, read this book and form a new plan of attack for your literary consumption. This is something that draws me to education, especially for the working class. They slide like wisps of elocution over the chill air. Trivia About The Educated Imag Many animals and insects have this social form too, but man knows that he has it: Dec 28, Blossom rated it really liked it. Moreover, Frye outlined an innovative manner of studying literature that was to deeply influence the study of literature in general.


The Motive for Metaphor. Secondly, students must learn Greek and Roman mythology. Jun 17, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: The actions of man are prompted by desire, and some of these desires are needs, like food and warmth and shelter.

I love his prose because it was poetic. Northrlp world you want to live in imaginatkon a human world, not an objective one: The first page asks the question which Frye I was impelled to finally finish this book because of its relevance to ideas raised by David Hicks in Norms and Nobility.

That is not the feeling of consciousness or awareness, where you feel split off from everything that’s not your perceiving self.

The Educated Imagination

Mathematics is the imaginative language of science, Frye suggests in a later chapter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Imagination leads scientists to their hypotheses as well as poets to their imagery. Northrop FryeProfessor Northrop Frye. This is a book for yearly rereading for ELA teachers.

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