Who is Northrop Frye?

  • (noun): Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991).
    Synonyms: Frye, Herman Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye

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

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Northrop Frye - Awards and Honors
... Frye was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1951 and awarded the Royal Society's Lorne Pierce Medal (1958) and its Pierre Chauveau Medal (1970) ... Northrop Frye was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972 ... An international literary festival The Frye Festival, named in Frye's honour, takes place every April in Moncton, New Brunswick ...
Imre Salusinszky - Bibliography - Literary Cricitism and Literary Non-fiction - Northrop Frye
... in society interviews with Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Frank Kermode, Edward Said, Barbara Johnson, Frank. 244, ISBN 0-416-92280-5 "Visionary Frye", Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol. 1999), Rereading Frye the published and unpublished works, University of Toronto Press, pp ...
A Brief History of The Frye Festival
... Northrop Frye's presence has always been felt in Moncton ... invitation of Professor Serge Morin, Northrop Frye returned to Moncton to deliver the Pascal Poirier Lecture at the Université de Moncton ... The following year, after Frye's death in January 1991, The Northrop Frye Society hosted a gathering of Frye-ites, and John Ayre, Frye's biographer, delivered the Pascal Poirier Lecture ...
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... Northrop Frye Regarded as one of the world's most influential literary critics, Northrop Frye's prolific and frequently cited writings outlined the shape of human thought and helped educate our ... Fleming 17 February 2000 Northrop Frye The Well-Tempered Critic 46 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd ...

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    A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send cheques to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)

    It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
    —Northrop Frye (b. 1912)