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Robert D. Denham pursues his quest to uncover the links between Northrop Frye and writers and others who directly influenced his thinking but about whom he did not write an extensive commentary.
The first chapter is about Frye s reading of Patanjali, the founder of the philosophy of Hindu yoga, while the second, discusses cultural mythographer Giambattista Vico, literary history and poetic language.
The focus of Frye s criticism was the verbal arts, but he also had an abiding interest in both the visual arts and music; hence Frye s admiration of J.S. Bach. The essay on Tolkien examines the tendency in literary history to return from irony to myth, as well as the role that Tolkien played in Frye s fiction-writing fantasies.
In subsequent chapters, Denham explores Frye s preference for romance and his critique of realism, which run parallel to the views of Oscar Wilde, and their strong shared convictions about the centripetal thrust of art, and about criticism being as creative as literature. Frye s appreciation for Whitehead s concept of interpenetration in Science in the Modern World became a key feature of Frye s speculations about the highest reaches of literature and religion. Frye is clearly indebted to Martin Buber, particularly his influential meditation I and Thou. Aristotle, an important influence upon Frye, was partially filtered through R.S. Crane and his The Languages of Criticism and the Structure of Poetry. Finally, the relationship between Frye and his Oxford tutor Edmund Blunden are explored, while the last is an essay on Frye and M.H. Abrams on how Frye s critical project might be viewed developed in Abrams s The Mirror and the Lamp

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Northrop Frye and the Order of Words
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Northrop Frye and Others: Volume II The Order of Words
by robert d. denham
University of Ottawa Press| OTTAWA
The University of Ottawa Press gratefully acknowledges the support extended to its publishing list by the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. This book has been published with the help of a grant from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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(Canadian literature collection) Includes bibliographical references and index. Issued in print and electronic formats. ISBN 9780776625430 (softcover).ISBN 9780776625447 (PDF). ISBN 9780776625454 (EPUB)
 1. Frye, Northrop, 19121991Criticism and interpretation. 2. Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.). I. Title. II. Series: Canadian literature collection
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books by robert d. denham
Northrop Frye: An Enumerative Bibliography.1974. Northrop Frye and Critical Method.1978. Northrop Frye: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources.1987. Northrop Frye: A Bibliography of His Published Writings, 1931–2004.2004. Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary and Architect of the Spiritual World.2004. Charles Wright: A Companion to the Late Poetry, 1988–2007.2008. The Early Poetry of Charles Wright: A Companion, 1963–1990.2009. Poets on Paintings: A Bibliography.2010. A Northrop Frye Handbook.2012. A Charles Wright Bibliography.2015. Essays on Northrop Frye: Word and Spirit.2015. Northrop Frye and Others: Twelve Writers Who Helped Shape His Thinking.2015.
books edited by robert d. denham
Northrop Frye on Culture and Literature: A Collection of Review Essays.1978. Reading the World: Selected Writings by Northrop Frye, 1935–1974.1990. Myth and Metaphor: Selected Essays by Northrop Frye, 1974–1989.1991. Visionary Poetics: Essays on Northrop Frye’s Criticism,with Thomas Willard. 1991. A World in a Grain of Sand: TwentyTwo Interviews with Northrop Frye.1991. The Eternal Act of Creation: Essays by Northrop Frye, 1979–1990.1993. The Legacy of Northrop Frye,with Alvin A. Lee. 1994. *The Correspondence of Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp, 1932–1935.1996. *The Correspondence of Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp, 1936–1939.1996. *Northrop Frye’s Student Essays, 1932–1938.1997. *Northrop Frye’s Late Notebooks, 1982–1990: Architecture of the Spiritual World (first of two volumes). 2000. *Northrop Frye’s Late Notebooks, 1982–1990: Architecture of the Spiritual World (second of two volumes. 2000. *Northrop Frye’s Diaries, 1942–1955.2001. *Northrop Frye on Literature and Society: Unpublished Papers.2002. *Northrop Frye’s Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts.2003. Northrop Frye Unbuttoned: Wit and Wisdom from Frye’s Notebooks and Diaries.2004. *Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays by Northrop Frye.2006.
*Northrop Frye’s Fiction and Miscellaneous Writings,with Michael Dolzani. 2007. *Northrop Frye’s Notebooks forAnatomy of Criticism. 2007. Charles Wright in Conversation: Interviews, 1979–2006.2009. Northrop Frye: Selected Letters, 1934–1991.2009. Remembering Northrop Frye: Recollections by His Students and Others in the 1940s and 1950s.2011. A Northrop Frye Chrestomathy.2015. Northrop Frye’s Uncollected Prose.2015. Helen Kemp Frye’s Writings on Art.2016. Northrop Frye’s Lectures: Student Notes from His Courses, 1947–1955.2016.
* = Included in Collected Works of Northrop Frye
For Thomas Willard
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Contents
introduction 1 abbreviations and short titles 15 . 1: frye and the mahayana sutras 19 Frye and the East 19 The Sutras 21 TheLankavatara Sutra 24 TheAvatamsaka Sutra 26 The Translation of Ideas 27 Holism and Interpenetration 28 TheAvatamsaka SutraRevisited 32 The Incarnation and Interpenetration 35 . 2: frye and niccolò machiavelli 41 “Machiavellian” in English Renaissance Drama 41 Virtù 43 Hypocrisy and Personhood 45 Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and Hypocrisy Upward 47 . 3: frye and françois rabelais 51 Gargantua and Pantagruel51as an Anatomy Rhythm 54 Giantism and Allegory 57 The Seattle Illumination and the Oracle of the Bottle 60 Creative Descent 65