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Northrop Frye on Myth (Ford Russell) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780415929059


Title: Northrop Frye on Myth

Author: Russell, Ford

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415929059

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

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Northrop 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. Ford Russell surveys Frye's corpus and focuses on the Anatomy of Criticism, examining how the arguments of thinkers from Aristotle to Freud influenced Frye's own thinking about myth.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviatoions

1 Life and Works

2 Frye and His Myth Theorists

3 Spengler

4 The Myths of Frazer and Spengler

5 Christianity and Classical Culture

6 The Rhythm of Romance

7 Myth and Culture

8 Cassirer and the Anatomy

9 Displacement and Condensation

10 The Forces of Convention

11 The Myth of the Ideal Reader

12 Jung and Frye

13 Circle of Story Types

14 Ricoeur and Frye on Myth

15 Biblical Hermeneutics and Frye

Notes

Bibliography

List of Frye's References to Modern Myth Theorists

Index

Reviews

"... 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

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