The Educated Imagination has ratings and 97 reviews. Mohammad said: مطالعه ی این کتاب من را قانع کرد که تخیل واقعا فرهیخته است! در نهایت پی می بریم ک. FOR THE PAST twenty-five years I have been teaching and studying English literature in a university. As in any other job, certain questions stick in one’s mind, . “What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?” Written in the.
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The novelists seem to be a little closer to the world they’re living in, but not much. We have to exercise imagination in order to empathize with the people we are called to serve. My, my, aren’t we a gung-ho little English I found you by chance, my darling, on one of those voracious raids I make on Chapters when lucky enough to get near a city with one.
House of AnansiMar 1, – Literary Criticism – pages. The Bible and Literature. This book provided me with a new appreciation for the value of fiction. I don’t think that the common way of throwing Macbeth in the faces of fifteen-year-olds works at all; in fact, it has a detrimental effect.
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It raises questions that will not be answered until Frye has set out a general theory of northro. His mother educated him at home until the fourth grade.
On top of this, he was a skilled writer who could succinctly make a point and disseminate obscure concepts to the general reader. It’s today, it’s meit’s us.
It’s full of animals trye plants and insects going on with their own business, but there’s nothing that responds to you: This time around I found Frye to be very straightforward and accessible in his discussion of eye-opening ideas.
Despite his urbanity, his attempt to reveal the profound functionalism of the literary imagination will appeal mainly to functionalists, those people who study logical positivism to understand man’s relation to the stars. What that human shape is, is revealed in the shape of the work you do: I found these lectures to be a great exercise in thinking.
Outside literature, the main motive for writing is to describe this world. When you meet such noorthrop character as Micawber in Dickens, you don’t feel that there must have been a man Dickens knew who was exactly like this: Frye can now anticipate the social function of literature, to be discussed in chapter 6.
While Frye is a terrible name-dropper and educatee knows – knew – his shit, he sometimes reads like a stuffy academic who annoyingly links everything back to the Bible.
This is a book for yearly rereading for ELA teachers.
The Educated Imagination by Northrop Frye
Frye lays out, in clear and eloquent language, the argument for the study of literature and the arts. I just feel we should give the part of ourselves that Northrop calls “primitive” nothrop which is ftye “intuitive” or “mystical” more credit. As that, it’s the most practical subject in the world: This is the area of the applied arts and sciences, and it appears in our society as engineering and agriculture and medicine and architecture.
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May 06, CreativelyRed rated it it was ok. His study of Blake’s poetry was a major contribution. Description Addressed to educators and general readers—the “consumers of literature” from all walks of life—this important new book explores the value and uses of literature in our time. In the first place, it doesn’t have any conversation.
His intelligence and emotions may quite well be in fine shape. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Here you don’t seem to be in quite the same practical and useful area: I learned that free speech isn’t free until speech itself is mastered. Aug 23, Vadim rated it really liked it.
I nodded my head in vigorous assent: What difference does the study of literature make in our social or political or religious attitude? Our emotional reaction to the world varies from ‘I like this” to ‘I don’t like this’.
Writers don’t seem to benefit much by the advance of science, although they thrive on superstitions of all kinds. As soon as you use associative language, you begin using figures of speech.
The Motive For Metaphor 2. English means, in the first place, the mother tongue. There was a problem adding your email address.
You go to work to build a shelter or plant a garden, and as soon as you start to work you’ve moved into a different level of human life. Don’t let your snobby, science-minded friends get away with scornful questions like “what’re you gonna do with your English degree Privacy Notice Accessibility Help. An insightful criticism of literature, had me nodding in agreement, saying humph out loud, or just plainly disagreeing, but what it did well was have me engaged.
I really enjoyed this book! It starts northrpp the imagination, and then works towards ordinary experience: Imagination leads scientists to their hypotheses as well as poets to their imagery. The writer designsspecifically for the purpose of — what? Northrop, and most of us, believe that we are egos with very involving but completely subjective and therefore, meaningless inner lives.
You have to have names for things, and you need qualities like ‘wet’ or ‘green’ or ‘beautiful’ to describe how things seem to you. I know what’s been unproductive over my months of struggling with spirit and mind. I only had two problems with this brilliantly insightful imagunation.