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Looking (far) back upon Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays.

It took a long time, but I finally finished reading Northrop Frye’s 1957 classic, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, from cover to cover. It is, as Frye expressed in the opening paragraph, a work of “pure critical theory,” practically and appropriately biblical and epic in style and structure. 756 more words


Shakespeare Wrote For Money - February 2015

February 2015

Books Read:

  • Dating Shakespeare’s Plays: A Critical Review of the Evidence edited by Kevin Gilvary

  •  It’s Time to Re-Vere the Works of “Shake-Speare”: A Psychoanalyst Reads the Works of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford…

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Shakespeare Wrote For Money

The function of a teacher seems to me essentially the same as that of a minister – to bring color into a drab life.

Helen Kemp (in a letter to her husband, Northrop Frye)


What Realities Have Come: The Essay as Hypothesis

Who peoples your world when you wake up each day to a new day? You often see the same bodies – same wife, same coworkers – but are they the same? 2,753 more words

Northrop Frye

Fearful Symmetry

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The Tyger

The Great Escape: Previews to Two Stories by Garden Urthark, THE FATE OF JEREMIAH and QUASIMODO

Remember Steve McQueen as the Cooler King in The Great Escape? Had anyone asked, I would have said, most emphatically, that I would never have wanted to become anything like the isolated character he was. 1,446 more words


poems out of other poems

December 11 marks the death of John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (1922-1941). Born to an American father and a British mother, Magee opted to join the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 to serve with the Allied Forces during WWII (the United States had not yet entered the war). 805 more words