Frye went to Toronto to compete in a national typing contest in After a brief stint as a student minister in Saskatchewanhe was ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Canada. He then studied at Merton College, Oxfordwhere he was a member and Secretary of the Bodley Club  before returning to Victoria College, where he spent the remainder of his professional career.
Frye went to Toronto to compete in a national typing contest in After a brief stint as a student minister in Saskatchewanhe was ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Canada.
He then studied at Merton College, Oxfordwhere he was a member and Secretary of the Bodley Club  before returning to Victoria College, where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Academic and writing career[ edit ] Frye rose to international prominence as a result of his first book, Fearful Symmetrypublished in Until then, the prophetic poetry of William Blake had long been poorly understood, and considered by some to be delusional ramblings.
Frye found in it a system of metaphor derived from Paradise Northrop frye and the Bible. Moreover, Frye outlined an innovative manner of studying literature that was to deeply influence the study of literature in general.
He was a major influence on Harold BloomMargaret Atwoodand others. Northrop Frye did not have a Ph. She died in Australia while accompanying Frye on a lecture tour. Contribution to literary criticism[ edit ] The insights gained from his study of Blake set Frye on his critical path and shaped his contributions to literary criticism and theory.
He was the first critic to postulate a systematic theory of criticism, "to work out," in his own words, "a unified commentary on the theory of literary criticism" Stubborn Structure In so doing, he shaped the discipline of criticism. Inspired by his work on Blake, Frye developed and articulated his unified theory ten years after Fearful Symmetry, in the Anatomy of Criticism He described this as an attempt at a "synoptic view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism" Anatomy 3.
He asked, "what if criticism is a science as well as an art? Criticism as a science[ edit ] As A. Hamilton outlines in Northrop Frye: Firstly and most fundamentally, it presupposes that literary criticism is a discipline in its own right, independent of literature.
Claiming with John Stuart Mill that "the artist. To defend the right of criticism to exist at all, therefore, is to assume that criticism is a structure of thought and knowledge existing in its own right, with some measure of independence from the art it deals with Anatomy 5.
This "declaration of independence" Hart xv is necessarily a measured one for Frye.Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (Princeton University Press, ) 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.
Frye consciously omits all specific and practical criticism, instead offering classically inspired theories. Herman ("Norrie") Northrop Frye, CC, FRSC (July 14, – January 23, ) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (), which led to the Main interests: imagination, archetype, myth, The Bible.
Northrop Frye was the quiet critic in the corner, away from the crowd, holding tight to powerful ideas that would change the way people thought about literature. Never one to brag or command attention, Frye spent his entire professional life teaching at the University of Toronto, where he proposed the idea that all books are based on timeless myths.
To see data resources for another surname, change the name behind the # sign in your address bar and hit your F5 key. © ashio-midori.com rights reserved. Northrop Frye (14 de julio de - 23 de enero de ) fue un teórico y crítico literario de origen canadiense de gran influjo y originalidad.
Es autor de The Anatomy of Criticism (), uno de los libros más influyentes de la crítica literaria de su tiempo.
Striking out at the conception of criticism as restricted to mere opinion or ritual gesture, Northrop Frye wrote this magisterial work proceeding on the assumption that criticism is a structure of thought and knowledge in its own right.