Anatomy of Criticism

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Princeton University Press, Feb 18, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 383 pages

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Contents

Polemical Introduction
3
Theory of Modes
33
Theory of Symbols
71
Theory of Myths
131
Theory of Genres
243
Tentative Conclusion
341
Notes
357
Glossary
365
Index
369
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About the author (2015)

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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