Northrop Frye

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Herman Northrop Frye (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.wikipedia
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William Blake

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Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (1947), which led to the reinterpretation of the poetry of William Blake.
What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".

Anatomy of Criticism

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His lasting reputation rests principally on the theory of literary criticism that he developed in Anatomy of Criticism (1957), one of the most important works of literary theory published in the twentieth century.
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (Princeton University Press, 1957) is a book by Canadian literary critic and theorist, Northrop Frye, which attempts to formulate an overall view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism derived exclusively from literature.

Fearful Symmetry (Frye)

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Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (1947), which led to the reinterpretation of the poetry of William Blake.
Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake is a 1947 book by Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye whose subject is the work of English poet and visual artist William Blake.

Literary theory

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Herman Northrop Frye (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.
In the late 1950s, the Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye attempted to establish an approach for reconciling historical criticism and New Criticism while addressing concerns of early reader-response and numerous psychological and social approaches.

Alma Howard

His first cousin was the scientist Alma Howard.
Her paternal aunt was the mother of Northrop Frye, a cousin who would become one of the twentieth century's most influential literary critics and theorists.

Margaret Atwood

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He was a major influence on Harold Bloom, Margaret Atwood, and others.
Her professors included Jay Macpherson and Northrop Frye.

Acta Victoriana

He studied for his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, where he edited the college literary journal, Acta Victoriana.

Moncton

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Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, but raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Frye was the third child of Herman Edward Frye and of Catherine Maud Howard.
Moncton is home to the Frye Festival, an annual bilingual literary celebration held in honour of world-renowned literary critic and favourite son Northrop Frye.

Literary criticism

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Herman Northrop Frye (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.
In 1957 Northrop Frye published the influential Anatomy of Criticism.

Harold Bloom

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He was a major influence on Harold Bloom, Margaret Atwood, and others. The American critic Harold Bloom commented at the time of its publication that Anatomy established Frye as "the foremost living student of Western literature."
In 1986, Bloom credited Northrop Frye as his nearest precursor.

Merton College, Oxford

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He then studied at Merton College, Oxford, where he was a member and Secretary of the Bodley Club before returning to Victoria College, where he spent the remainder of his professional career.
Among the notable papers delivered to the Bodley Club are those by Frederic Harrison, Harold Henry Joachim, Henry Hamilton Fyfe (brother of the Secretary, William), Northrop Frye, Sir Alister Clavering Hardy, and Ronald Knox.

Canadian identity

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Based on his observations of Canadian literature, Frye concluded that, by extension, Canadian identity was defined by a fear of nature, by the history of settlement and by unquestioned adherence to the community.

Frye Festival

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An international literary festival The Frye Festival, named in Frye's honour, takes place every April in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The festival began in 2000 and honours noted literary critic Herman Northrop Frye (1912–1991), who spent his formative years in Moncton, graduating from Aberdeen High School.

The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination

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Frye collected his disparate writings on Canadian writing and painting in The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination (1971).
The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination is a collection of essays by Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye (1912–1991).

Collected Works of Northrop Frye

The following is a list of his books, including the volumes in the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, an ongoing project under the editorship of Alvin A. Lee.
The project of producing a scholarly, uniform edition of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye (1912–1991) grew from modest beginnings in 1993; the project has been funded by grants from the Michael G. DeGroote family through McMaster University, from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and from Victoria University, University of Toronto.

Moncton Public Library

A statue shows Frye sitting on a park bench outside the entrance to the Moncton Public Library.
On July 13, 2012, a statue of former Moncton resident Northrop Frye was unveiled in front of the library.

List of people on the postage stamps of Canada

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In 2000, he was honoured by the government of Canada with his image on a postage stamp.

Garrison mentality

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In this work, Frye presented the idea of the "garrison mentality" as the attitude from which Canadian literature has been written.
The term was first coined by literary critic Northrop Frye and further explored by author Margaret Atwood, who discussed Canada's preoccupation with the theme of survival in her book Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.

Persons of National Historic Significance

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Frye was named a National Historic Person in 2018.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

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He died in 1991 and was interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario.

Giambattista Vico

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This idea, which is central in Frye's criticism, was first suggested to him by Giambattista Vico.

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

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Margaret Atwood adopted his approach and elaborated on this in her book Survival (1972).
She had taken inspiration from Northrop Frye's image of the "garrison mentality", found within The Bush Garden (1971), and expanded on D. G. Jones' book of critical essays Butterfly on Rock (1970).

The Well-Tempered Critic (Frye)

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The Well-Tempered Critic is a collection of essays by the Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye.

Archetypal literary criticism

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Archetypal criticism was at its most popular in the 1940s and 1950s, largely due to the work of Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye.