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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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

This book is Frye's take on the Bible and its meaning. As a literary critic, he's clearly out of his element tackling the Bible: he makes egregious mistakes, is dependent upon biblical scholars for ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmmjlllt - LibraryThing

Abandoned - reminds me why I stopped reading "literary theory" twenty years ago. None of it ever makes the slightest bit of sense - it's all just endless, profound-sounding blather. WASTE OF MY PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS READING TIME. Read full review

Contents

MYTH I
31
CHAPTER THREE
53
CHAPTER FOUR
78
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About the author (1982)

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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