The Great Code: The Bible and Literature

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Harcourt, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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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.

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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

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User Review  - Jonathan Gill - Goodreads

The title is a reference to William Blake, not Dan Brown. Northrop Frye, a leading scholar in the New Criticism movement, has set out to apply his literary theory to the Bible. Why? His answer is that ... Read full review

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

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