Northrop Frye and Others

Northrop Frye and Others

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Eminent Northrop Frye scholar Robert D. Denham explores the connection between Frye and twelve writers who influenced his thinking but about whom he didna€™t write anything expansive. Denham draws especially on Fryea€™s notebooks and other previously unpublished texts, now available in the Collected Works of Frye. Such varied thinkers as Aristotle, Lewis Carroll, SAcren Kierkegaard, and Paul Tillich emerge as important figures in defining Fryea€™s cross-disciplinary interests. Eventually, the twelve a€œOthersa€ of the title come to represent a space occupied by writers whose interests paralleled Fryea€™s and helped to establish his own critical universe.The word dianoia, as Frye uses it in the first essay, means a€œthemea€ or a€œconceptual interest, a€ which is again an expansion of its ... In this division, Frye says, the world of art, beauty, feeling, and taste is the central one, and is flanked by two other worlds. ... midway between event and idea, example and precept, ritual and dream a€” all of which were used in the second essay to define the phases of symbolism.

Title:Northrop Frye and Others
Author:Robert D. Denham
Publisher:University of Ottawa Press - 2015-08-20


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