Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

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$41.95  $38.59
Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Pages
400
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.28 X 0.95 inches | 1.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691069999
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About the Author

Northrop Frye was University Professor in the University of Toronto and Professor of English in Victoria College, University of Toronto. His books include Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake (Princeton).

Reviews

"Does literary criticism need a conceptual universe of its own? Professor Frye has written a brilliantly suggestive and encyclopedically erudite book to prove that it does; and he has done his impressive best to provide a framework for this universe. His book is a signal achievement; it is tight, hard, paradoxical, and genuinely witty. . . . [Professor Frye] is the most exciting critic around; I do not think he is capable of writing a page which does not offer some sort of intellectual reward."--Hudson Review
"This is a brilliant but bristling book, an important though thoroughly controversial attempt to establish order in a disorderly field.... Mr. Frye has wit, style, audacity, immense learning, a gift for opening up new and unexpected perspectives in the study of literature.... It would be hopeless to attempt a brief summary of Mr. Frye's dazzlingly counterpointed classifications."--The Nation
"An attempt to give a synoptic view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism. . . . The book is continuously informed by original and incisive thought, by fine perception, and by striking observations upon literature in general and upon particular works."--Modern Language Review
"Simply overpowering in the originality of its main concepts, and dazzling in the brilliance of its applications of them. Here is a book fundamental enough to be entitled Principia Critica."--Commonweal