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1st Edition

Northrop Frye on Myth

ISBN 9780415929059
Published August 29, 2000 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

Nortrop Frye differed from other theorists of myth in tracing all of the major literary genres--romance, comedy, satire, not just tragedy--to myth and ritual. This volume is the most thorough presentation of his thinking on the subject.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Life and Works; Chapter 2 Frye and His Myth Theorists; Chapter 3 Spengler; Chapter 4 The Myths of Frazer and Spengler; Chapter 5 Christianity and Classical Culture; Chapter 6 The Rhythm of Romance; Chapter 7 Myth and Culture; Chapter 8 Cassirer and the Anatomy; Chapter 9 Displacement and Condensation; Chapter 10 The Forces of Convention; Chapter 11 The Myth of the Ideal Reader; Chapter 12 Jung and Frye; Chapter 13 Circle of Story Types; Chapter 14 Ricoeur and Frye on Myth; Chapter 15 Biblical Hermeneutics and Frye;

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"...this work offers both depth and comprehensiveness with copious references to other secondary sources." -- Religious Studies Review
"This book will be welcomed by those working across the boundaries of literary theory, mythology and theology. It also stands as a defence of Frye as a radical Christian thinker in his own right, fusing narrative with doctrine." -- Religion