Modern Classics: The Great Code: The Bible And Literature

Paperback | August 19, 2014

byNorthrop Frye, Alvin A. Lee

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World-renowned critic and scholar Northrop Frye examines the Bible as the single most important influence in the imaginative tradition of Western art and literature. Frye rejects both the dogmatic and literal interpretations while celebrating the uniqueness of the Bible as distinct from all other epics and sacred texts. His highly original analysis shows the Bible as redeeming history with a visionary poetic perspective that complements science in the understanding of man’s nature.

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World-renowned critic and scholar Northrop Frye examines the Bible as the single most important influence in the imaginative tradition of Western art and literature. Frye rejects both the dogmatic and literal interpretations while celebrating the uniqueness of the Bible as distinct from all other epics and sacred texts. His highly orig...

 Alvin A. Lee was born on 30 September 1930 on a farm in the Kawartha Lakes district of Ontario. After attending secondary school in Lindsay, he was a student at the University of Toronto at Victoria and Emmanuel Colleges and the School of Graduate Studies. Following completion of his doctorate in 1960, he joined the Department of Engl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.93 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143192507

ISBN - 13:9780143192503

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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