Northrop Frye on Modern Culture

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University of Toronto Press, 1 sty 2003 - 409

Eradicating once and for all the unfounded notion that Frye was not a political writer, this eleventh volume in the Collected Works of Northrop Frye gathers together all of Northrop Frye's writings on politics, culture, the arts, history, literature, mass media, and music.

Written between 1934 and 1986, these collected works illustrate the extent of Frye's engagement with the unfolding events of twentieth-century political life, from the Great Depression to the Reagan / Thatcher / Mulroney era. The centrepiece of the volume, Frye's learned and wide-ranging contribution to the Canadian confederation celebrations, The Modern Century (1967), is accompanied by pieces that reflect Frye's observations on such diverse political events as the Oxford 'King and Country' debate and the Vietnam war, revealing Frye the literary theorist as Frye the political entity.

Jan Gorak's extensive introduction and annotations serve to historicize Frye and situate him and his work in the historical and critical context of twentieth-century Canada and North America. Frye's work is discussed in relation to 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 Grant, and especially Oswald Spengler. Erudite and enlightening, Frye's comments on politics are as relevant today as they were when he wrote them, and this volume will be a valuable reference for understanding the essential Frye.

 

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Preface
xi
Abbreviations
xvii
The Modern Century
3
Clair de lune intellectuel
48
A Housecleaning
73
ThreeCornered Revival at Headington
87
The Great Charlie
98
Music in the Movies
108
War on the Cultural Front
184
G M Youngs Basic
194
Wallace Notesteins The Scot in History
201
Gandhi
209
Dr Kinsey and the Dream Censor
215
The Two Camps
222
Nothing to Fear but Fear
232
And There is No Peace
244

Russian
114
Academy without Walls
126
Communications
134
The Renaissance of Books
140
Violence and Television
156
Introduction to Art and Reality
167
Politics History and Society
173
Regina versus the World
262
The War in Vietnam
282
Spengler Revisited
297
The Bridge of Language
315
Notes
331
Emendations
381
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The late Northrop Frye was a professor in the Department of English at Victoria College, University of Toronto. Jan Gorak is Professor of English at the University of Denver.

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