Anatomy of Criticism

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2002 - Criticism - 400 pages
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Review: Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

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Groundbreaking influence on the understanding and criticism of literature, both classic and modern. Read full review

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User Review  - Yngvild - Goodreads

Anatomy of Criticism is one of those books that I reference several times a year. It always has an informed opinion on any author, book or genre I might want to consider. I don't have to perfectly agree with what Northrop Frye says to appreciate his take on a subject. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Herman Northrop Frye was born in 1912 in Quebec, Canada. His mother educated him at home until the fourth grade. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he studied theology at Emmanuel College for several years and actually worked as a pastor before deciding he preferred the academic life. He eventually obtained his master's degree from Oxford, and taught English at the University of Toronto for more than four decades. Frye's first two books, Fearful Symmetry (1947) and Anatomy of Criticism (1957) set forth the influential literary principles upon which he continued to elaborate in his numerous later works. These include Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology, The Well-Tempered Critic, and The Great Code: The Bible and Literature. Frye died in 1991.

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