At a glance:
- Author: Northrop Frye
- First Published: 1957
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, Language or languages, Literature, Education or educators, Writing, Criticism
Form and Content
The essays that form the heart of Anatomy of Criticism—dealing in turn with historical, ethical, archetypal, and rhetorical criticism—were reworked from articles appearing in literary and scholarly periodicals; their substance was also presented in a series of public lectures given in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1954. Intended primarily for those who practice and teach literary criticism, the book also attempts to map out the territory and define the discipline of the literary critic for a wider audience.
In “Polemical Introduction,”...
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