Modern Classics: The Great Code: The Bible And Literature

Paperback | July 31, 2007

byNorthrop Frye

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Canada’s world-renowned critic and scholar examines the Bible as the single most important influence in the imaginative tradition of Western art and literature.

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Canada’s world-renowned critic and scholar examines the Bible as the single most important influence in the imaginative tradition of Western art and literature.

 Northrop Frye was born on 14 July 1912, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. He entered Victoria College in the University of Toronto in 1929, graduating in Honours Philosophy and English in 1933; he then completed the theological course at Emmanuel College, and was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 19...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.91 inPublished:July 31, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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“Astonishing in its perceptions and elegance” - The Washington Post“No one has set forth so clearly, so subtly, or with such cogent energy as Frye the literary aspect of our biblical heritage.” - The New York Times Book Review“Brilliant … it is difficult to be less than enormously impressed by the intelligence, passion, wit and sweep of the great argument.” - Canadian Forum“The driving force of this amazing book is more mystical than skeptical … it ignores the improvisations of centuries of faith and doubt and sets up its mirror before the Bible itself, as it really is or seems to be.” - Frank Kermode, New Republic