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From "The Imaginative and the Imaginary"

Not only the most fascinating play of the period, but its greatest prose work (in England), has melancholy for its theme. Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy…

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Arts And Culture

Carl Jung's Contribution to Psychoanalytic Theory

A philosopher, psychoanalyst and a disciple of Freud, CG Jung treated the human self as the totality of all psychic processes considering the Freudian concept of individual consciousness as incomplete and unnecessarily negative, Jung proposed a second and far deeper level of the unconscious, which he called… 189 more words

Literary Theory

William Blake: Prophet of a New Age, by David Cayley

Blake on the Move

For those in cars, planes and fast trains, here’s three excellent audio podcasts giving an overview to Blake’s life and works. The programmes include interviews with top Blake scholars such as Northrop Frye, Kathleen Raine and Gerald Bentley, and excellent readings from Blake’s own poetry and letters. 200 more words

Blake and the Spiritual Body, by Northrop Frye

Awakening from the Material Body

The central idea of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, to put it crudely, is that the unrest which has produced the French and American revolutions indicates that the end of the world might come at any time. 3,535 more words

Myth Criticism of Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism (1957) introduced the archetypal approach called Myth Criticism, combining the typological interpretation of the Bible and the conception of imagination prevalent in the writings of William Blake. 273 more words

Literary Theory

Midnight's Children: An Exercise in Shandyean Narratology

Midnight’s Children is a novel with many frameworks. There are stories within stories, characters within characters, and an overarching appeal in the opening pages to read Saleem’s unlikely story as a carefully-worked-out national allegory. 445 more words

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In Praise of Libraries

“A big library really has the gift of tongues &
vast potencies of telepathic communication.”

— Northrop Frye