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Northrop Frye and the Esoteric Tradition
Robert Denham, Roanoke College
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Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary and Architect of the Spiritual World (Book)
Title: Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary and Architect of the Spiritual World
Author: Robert D. Denham
Abstract: On the substantial role that religion plays in the visionary criticism of Northrop Frye. Two chapters are devoted to Frye's use of various esoteric traditions.
Primary URL: http://books.upress.virginia.edu/detail%2Fbooks%2Fgroup-2167.xml?q=northrop%20frye
Primary URL Description: Even the casual reader will notice a strong preoccupation with religion in the work of Northrop Frye. In his latest book, however, the esteemed Frye scholar Robert Denham shows that it played a far greater role than has been assumed -- religion was in fact central to practically everything Frye wrote. This reevaluation is based on a close examination of Frye's religiously charged language and aided by Denham's remarkable and unique access to Frye's notebooks.
Secondary URL Description: Review
The most important book on Frye by a single author to date.... The remarkable and detailed scholarship that has gone into this book represents a real achievement, a fitting crown to Denham's lifelong commitment to Frye's work.
—P. Joseph Adamson, Professor of English, McMaster University, Ontario, author of Northrop Frye: A Visionary Life
Type: Single author monograph