The Educated Imagination has ratings and 97 reviews. Mohammad said: مطالعه ی این کتاب من را قانع کرد که تخیل واقعا فرهیخته است! در نهایت پی می بریم ک. FOR THE PAST twenty-five years I have been teaching and studying English literature in a university. As in any other job, certain questions stick in one’s mind, . “What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?” Written in the.

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He was one the most prolific academics and thinkers this country has ever seen. He was a master in so educatwd fields, literary criticism, philosophy, Biblical scholarship, cultural criticism, and was an able observer of the visual arts.

Northrop Frye – The Educated Imagination

On top of this, he was a skilled writer who could succinctly make a point and disseminate obscure concepts to the general reader. His contributions to literary studies were numerous: It is really impossible to overstate the contribution of Frye to Canadian culture; he really was one of the greatest Canadians.


This is a thin book; I read the Kobo edition which was only about screens, so the paper version would be around pages. This little book should be required reading for every university English major in their first week and then be re-read every year.

Additionally, everyone who teaches English, from elementary school through to PhD programs should be reading this book regularly.

This series of essays attempts to answer two questions: And How do we best teach literature?. Frye uses his strong and fluent prose to answer these questions.

The Educated Imagination by Northrop Frye

He contrasts the study of literature with that of physical sciences to demonstrate the power and importance of the human imagination. The Imaginaation Imagination looks at so many topics: There was nothing revelatory about this book. This book affected me the way it did because of how it articulated concepts and ideas that have vaguely occurred to me over my many years of academic study and general reading.

Frye lays out, in clear and eloquent language, the argument for the study of literature and the arts. Massey Lecture titles are always very engaging reads.

The two combined is something almost too overwhelmingly great to put into words. Even this early in his career, he shows off his intellectual muscle.


Northrop Frye – The Educated Imagination

This book is a must read though for anyone who has formally studied literature and wondered why as we all haveanyone who writes seriously, or anyone who reads to be enlightened or to expand the intellect, not just to pass the time.

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