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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Literary criticism Volume 88 of Midland book. Kind of makes me feel a tad nauseous. The clearest, most engaging, most wonderful explanation of the value, joy, and power of literature I have ever read. I know it is probably ar I only had two problems with this brilliantly insightful book.

There is no real harmony between the two, says Northrop. Because the line of thinking builds on previous chapters, I’ve started from the beginning each time.

Northrop Frye – The Educated Imagination

Grye exercise in explaining not only what literature should do for you, but what you should look for as reader. There are two main kinds of association, analogy and identity, two things that are like each other and two things that are each other.

However some mysteries function more beautifully as mysteries. Apr 20, Dylan Grant rated it really liked it Shelves: In this Robinson Crusoe life I’ve assigned you, you may have moods of complete peacefulness and joy, moods when you accept your island and everything around you.


A highly developed science and a highly developed art are very close together, psychologically and otherwise. Refresh and try again. Children will find comedy and romance easier to grasp first, and will be better able to deal with tragedy and irony in secondary school.

Even if there’s enough to eat and no dangerous animals, you feel lonely and frightened and unwanted in such a world. As for that one beef I have with Northrop, everything else in this book is completely brilliant.

Northrop Frye – The Educated Imagination

Not my type of book but it was interesting to discuss. Herman Northrop Frye was edcated in in Quebec, Canada. Verticals of Adam 6. In some ways it’s a higher level of existence than the speculative level, because it’s doing something about the world instead of just looking at it, but in itself it’s a much more primitive level.

The rigorous, academic study of literature is slightly foreign to me. Norghrop and Milton, whatever their merits, are not the kind of thing you must know to hold any place in society at all.

English means, in the first place, the mother tongue.

The Educated Imagination by Northrop Frye

I recommend this to every breathing human being. It is really impossible to overstate the contribution of Frye to Canadian culture; he really was one of the greatest Canadians. Is it possible that literature, especially poetry, is something that a scientific civilization like ours will eventually outgrow?

What he doesn’t say, but what he’s saying, is that it’s incredibly important for the lower classes to be well educated. Fdye 28, Blossom rated it really liked it. There are two points I can make now, one simple, the other more difficult.

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Your friend is probably a rookie to these sorts of conversations, but lucky for you, all the great books you studied in school revolve around ideas of the good To ask other readers questions about The Educated Imaginationplease sign up.

Many animals and insects have this social form too, but man knows that he has it: If your background were Oriental, you’d be more likely to reverse this and say that the beauty or terror was what was really there, and that your instinct to count and classify and measure and pull to pieces was what was inside your mind.

Account Options Sign in. Only a strong imagination, which is to say an educated one, can fulfil the Renaissance dream of rebuilding knowledge from the ruins of Babel. Published January 22nd by Indiana University Press first published What it deals with is there, whether we like it or not.

We may have dramatists in the future who will write plays as good as King Learthough they’ll be very different ones, but drama as a whole will never get better than King Lear. I just feel we should give the part of ourselves that Northrop calls “primitive” but which is actually “intuitive” or “mystical” more credit.

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