Divisions on a ground: essays on Canadian culture

Front Cover
Anansi, 1982 - History - 199 pages
0 Reviews
"Thirteen essays and addresses on Canadian writing, teaching, and society by one of the most influential critical thinkers of the century."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Editors Preface by James Polk
9
Culture as Interpenetration
15
Across the River and Out of the Trees
26
Copyright

15 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1982)

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.