Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology

Fables of Identity Studies in Poetic Mythology In this outstanding collection of sixteen essays the world renowned critic and scholar discusses various works in the central tradition of English mythopoeic poetry paying particular attention to th

  • Title: Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology
  • Author: Northrop Frye
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this outstanding collection of sixteen essays, the world renowned critic and scholar discusses various works in the central tradition of English mythopoeic poetry, paying particular attention to the centrality of Romanticism.Some editions of this have no ISBN, only LCCN 63 20974 Some editions have the ISBN 0156297302.

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    1. I am a lit geek, admittedly so; more particularly, I enjoy reading about how to read literature. Which is why I read books like this one by Canadian Lutheran cleric and literary theorist Northrop Frye. I’m a real sucker for anything that will advance the discussion of literary typology and mythic archetypes. When I saw that a number of the essays in this book addressed just that very thing, I got a used copy to see if it would be helpful.Full disclosure: I did not read the whole book. Fables o [...]

    2. This is one of those books that changes how you see something. It sounds trite and commonplace; people are always claiming that the way they see something has been changed. But how often is it really true? How often do you really see things in a completely new way? Northrop Frye has made me see literature and literary criticism in a new way here. (And his ideas can also be applied to music and the visual arts.)(Disclaimer: I was never a student of literature. Frye's ideas may be old hat to you! [...]

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