Eradicating as soon as and for the entire unfounded thought that Frye was once now not a political author, this 11th quantity within the accrued Works of Northrop Frye gathers jointly all of Northrop Frye's writings on politics, tradition, the humanities, heritage, literature, mass media, and music.
Written among 1934 and 1986, those amassed works illustrate the level of Frye's engagement with the unfolding occasions of twentieth-century political lifestyles, from the good melancholy to the Reagan / Thatcher / Mulroney period. The centrepiece of the amount, Frye's discovered and wide-ranging contribution to the Canadian confederation celebrations, The sleek Century (1967), is followed by way of items that mirror Frye's observations on such various political occasions because the Oxford 'King and nation' debate and the Vietnam struggle, revealing Frye the literary theorist as Frye the political entity.
Jan Gorak's large creation and annotations serve to historicize Frye and situate him and his paintings within the ancient and important context of twentieth-century Canada and North the United States. Frye's paintings is mentioned in terms of that of T.S. Eliot, Edmund Wilson, Raymond Williams, Marshall McLuhan, Harold Innis, E.J. Pratt, A.J.M. Smith, F.A. Underhill, J.S. Woodsworth, George provide, and particularly Oswald Spengler. Erudite and enlightening, Frye's reviews on politics are as appropriate at the present time as they have been whilst he wrote them, and this quantity can be a worthy reference for knowing the basic Frye.
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