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Great Code The Bible and Literature

ISBN-10: 0156027801

ISBN-13: 9780156027809

Edition: 1982

Authors: Northrop Frye

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An examination of the influence of the Bible on Western art and literature and on the Western creative imagination in general. Frye persuasively presents the Bible as a unique text distinct from all other epics and sacred writings. “No one has set forth so clearly, so subtly, or with such cogent energy as Frye the literary aspect of our biblical heritage” (New York Times Book Review). Indices.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Herman Northrop Frye was born in 1912 in Quebec, Canada. His mother educated him at home until the fourth grade. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he studied theology at Emmanuel College for several years and actually worked as a pastor before deciding he preferred the academic life. He eventually obtained his master's degree from Oxford, and taught English at the University of Toronto for more than four decades. Frye's first two books, Fearful Symmetry (1947) and Anatomy of Criticism (1957) set forth the influential literary principles upon which he continued to elaborate in his numerous later works. These include Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology, The Well-Tempered Critic, and The Great Code: The Bible and Literature. Frye died in 1991.