Anatomy of Criticism

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2002 - Criticism - 400 pages
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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Well, this is pretty dense in a way that books usually aren't these days. Not dense in a Frenchified theory way, and not dense in a flowery language kind of way. Just conceptually dense. Which is fine ... Read full review

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It's no exaggeration to say that this is one of the books of criticism that changed my (intellectual) life. Though its vein of Structuralism has largely been supplanted by Deconstruction (as have ... Read full review

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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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