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Creation and Recreation

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Here Professor Frye analyses the way in which the structure and imagery of literature have been affected by the complex of ideas and images surrounding the word 'creation.' Traditionally, everything associated with nature, reality, settled order, the way things are, is supposed to go back to the creation, the original divine act of making the world. If the word 'creative'...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published August 1st 1980 by University of Toronto Press
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Frye's lectures are kind of a let-down. Every one I've read has been a vaguer rearticulation of the same ideas that can be found in his other books. So, if you've read his important books, Anatomy of Criticism, Words with Power, The Great Code, Terrible Symmetry, etc, then there will be little here that's new. But if you've never read any of those books, this is really not a good introduction to them either, because he doesn't really explain things, he just asserts them and leaves them hanging....more
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Born in Quebec but raised in New Brunswick, Frye studied at the University of Toronto and Victoria University. He was ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Canada and studied at Oxford before returning to UofT.

His first book, Fearful Symmetry, was published in 1947 to international acclaim. Until then, the prophetic poetry of William Blake had long been poorly understood, considered by...more
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Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake The Educated Imagination The Great Code: The Bible and Literature Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

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“For the Bible there is nothing numinous, no holy or divine presence, within nature itself. Nature is a fellow creature of man.” 3 likes
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