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Words With Power: Being A Second Study
     

Words With Power: Being A Second Study "The Bible And Literature"

by Northrop Frye
 

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Frye continues his exploration, begun in The Great Code, of the influence of Biblical themes and forms of expression on Western literature, with discussions of authors ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Yeats and Eliot. Frye identifies four key elements found in the Bible-the mountain, the garden, the cave, and the furnace-and describes how they recur in

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Frye continues his exploration, begun in The Great Code, of the influence of Biblical themes and forms of expression on Western literature, with discussions of authors ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Yeats and Eliot. Frye identifies four key elements found in the Bible-the mountain, the garden, the cave, and the furnace-and describes how they recur in later secular writings. Indices.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Frye (1912-1991) analyzes the Bible's imagery, narrative structure and influence upon literary classics in his tremendously rich sequel to The Great Code: The Bible and Literature . (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156983655
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/15/1992
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was professor emeritus at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and the author of many books on literary theory and criticism.

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