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Northrop Frye
(1912-1991) born on
Jul 14
Canadian literary critic, educator. He is noted for tracking myths and symbols to biblical sources; author of influential theories of criticism, "Anatomy of Criticism," 1957.
         
   
F
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.

R
Between religion's "this is" and poetry's "but suppose this is," there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.
A
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
N
The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
K
Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Anatomy of Criticism, Essay 2," "Literal and Descriptive Phases," 1957.
R: "Anatomy of Criticism, Second essay," "Anagogic Phase: Symbol as Monad," 1957.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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