Who is Northrop Frye?

  • (noun): Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991).
    Synonyms: Frye, Herman Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye

Herman Northrop "Norrie" Frye, CC FRSC (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.

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A Brief History of The Frye Festival
... Northrop Frye's presence has always been felt in Moncton ... In November 1990, at the invitation of Professor Serge Morin, Northrop Frye returned to Moncton to deliver the Pascal Poirier Lecture at the Université de Moncton ... The following year, after Frye's death in January 1991, The Northrop Frye Society hosted a gathering of Frye-ites, and John Ayre, Frye's biographer, delivered the Pascal Poirier ...
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... Northrop Frye Regarded as one of the world's most influential literary critics, Northrop Frye's prolific and frequently cited writings outlined the shape of human thought and helped educate our imaginations about ... Fleming 17 February 2000 Northrop Frye The Well-Tempered Critic 46 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd ...
Northrop Frye - Awards and Honors
... Frye was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1951 and awarded the Royal Society's Lorne Pierce Medal (1958) and its Pierre Chauveau Medal (1970) ... Northrop Frye was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972 ... An international literary festival The Frye Festival, named in Frye's honour, takes place every April in Moncton, New Brunswick ...
Imre Salusinszky - Bibliography - Literary Cricitism and Literary Non-fiction - Northrop Frye
... in society interviews with Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Frank Kermode, Edward Said, Barbara Johnson, Frank Lentricchia, and J. 244, ISBN 0-416-92280-5 "Visionary Frye", Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol. 1999), Rereading Frye the published and unpublished works, University of Toronto Press, pp ...

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