Anatomy of Criticism

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

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This is a dense walk through Western Literature from the late 50s. It still carried with it a whiff of the moral and cultural superiority of European culture. I think it is the pinnacle or near ... Read full review

Review: Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

User Review  - Bob R Bogle - Goodreads

It took a long time, but I finally finished reading Northrop Frye's 1957 classic, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, from cover to cover. It is, as Frye expressed in the opening paragraph, a work of ... 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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