Words with power: being a second study of "the Bible and literature"

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - Religion - 342 pages
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Frye continues his exploration, begun in The Great Code, of the influence of Biblical themes and forms of expression on Western literature, with discussions of authors ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Yeats and Eliot. Frye identifies four key elements found in the Bible-the mountain, the garden, the cave, and the furnace-and describes how they recur in later secular writings. Indices.

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

Not the easiest of reads but very rewarding for those who make it through. Must however have a thorough knowledge of the Bible and have read a good deal of other literature as well. I had a lot of deep insights reading sections of this book. Helpful for Christians too. Read full review

Words with power: being a second study of "the Bible and literature"

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In his introduction to The Great Code ( LJ 6/1/82), Frye promised a sequel to his work on "the Bible and literature.'' Here is the promised volume, though it is not an entirely new book. In Part 1 ... Read full review


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Jean O'Grady is associate editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Alvin A. Lee is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at McMaster University, a research associate at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, and general editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye. The late Northrop Frye was a professor in the Department of English at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

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