The Great Code: The Bible and Literature

Front Cover
Harcourt, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
38 Reviews
An examination of the influence of the Bible on Western art and literature and on the Western creative imagination in general. Frye persuasively presents the Bible as a unique text distinct from all other epics and sacred writings. “No one has set forth so clearly, so subtly, or with such cogent energy as Frye the literary aspect of our biblical heritage” (New York Times Book Review). Indices.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Great Code: The Bible and Literature

User Review  - Su Carter - Goodreads

Really, really enjoyed this book, so many wonderful ideas and explanations...Northrop Frye is now one of my favourite authors. Read full review

Review: The Great Code: The Bible and Literature

User Review  - St John - Goodreads

A brilliant study of the thematic and structural unity of the Bible and of the relationship between Biblical mythology and the Western intellectual tradition. Read full review

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2002)

Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was professor emeritus at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and the author of many books on literary theory and criticism.

Bibliographic information