Essays on Northrop Frye

Essays on Northrop Frye : Word and Spirit

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The essays collected here represent Robert D. Denham's longstanding interest in the expansive body of literary and cultural criticism of Northrop Frye, among the preeminent humanists of the twentieth century. The essays in part I, which date from 1992 to 2004, focus on Frye's late work with its decidedly religious thrust. These essays take full advantage of Frye's previously unpublished writing, especially his notebooks, now a part of his thirty-volume Collected Works. Part II centers on issues arising from Anatomy of Criticism, arguably the most important work of literary theory of the previous century. Part III is a miscellany. The essays here are devoted to Frye's life, his influence a half century after Anatomy of Criticism, and his views on medicine, Shakespeare, and education.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 16mm | 485g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508590567
  • 9781508590569

About Robert D Denham

Robert D. Denham has devoted a large part of his professional career to the work of Northrop Frye, having written and edited more than thirty volumes by or about Frye, including eleven volumes of Frye's Collected Works. He is a graduate of Davidson College (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA and PhD). Among his most recent books are The Northrop Frye Handbook, Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary, and Charles Wright: A Companion to the Late Poetry. Denham taught English at Emory and Henry College (1966-1989) and Roanoke College (1989-2004). From 1986 to 1988 he was Director of English Programs and Director of the Association of Departments of English for the Modern Language Association in NYC. He retired in 2004 and he and his wife live in the mountains of southwest Virginia.show more