The great code: the Bible and literature

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982 - Religion - 261 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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I didn't even like my literature classes in college, but I thoroughly loved this book. It is a scholarly, yet non-christian perspective on the literary features of the Bible and how the Bible's ... Read full review



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Northrop Frye was University Professor in the University of Toronto and Professor of English in Victoria College, University of Toronto. His books include "Fearful Symmetry: A Study Of William Blake" (Princeton).

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