The Educated Imagination

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Addressed to educators and general readers—the "consumers of literature" from all walks of life—this important new book explores the value and uses of literature in our time. Dr. Frye offers, in addition, challenging and stimulating ideas for the teaching of literature at lower school levels, designed both to promote an early interest and to lead the student to the knowledge and kaleidoscopic experience found in the study of literature.

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Overview

Addressed to educators and general readers—the "consumers of literature" from all walks of life—this important new book explores the value and uses of literature in our time. Dr. Frye offers, in addition, challenging and stimulating ideas for the teaching of literature at lower school levels, designed both to promote an early interest and to lead the student to the knowledge and kaleidoscopic experience found in the study of literature.

Dr. Frye's proposals for the teaching of literature include an early emphasis on poetry, the "central and original literary form," intensive study of the Bible, as literature, and the Greek and Latin classics, as these embody all the great enduring themes of western man, and study of the great literary forms: tragedy and comedy, romance and irony.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253200884
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1964
  • Series: Midland Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 397,939
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Motive For Metaphor
2. The Singing School
3. Giants in Time
4. The Keys to Dreamland
5. Verticals of Adam
6. The Vocation of Eloquence

Indiana University Press

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    highly recommended

    Reminds us the value of reading as a integral part of what makes an imaginative part of a functioning Human. Reading a novel is not a waste of time. Not learning to read well and often is a waste. Esp in this dominant age of the SCREEN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    Excellent for teaching AP Language

    This book provides an excellent foundation for the teaching of AP Language and Composition.

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