Thursday, January 23, 2020

History of Northrop Frye

Looking up someone else in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography online, I noticed that today's featured biography is of Northrop Frye, who died on this day in 1991. (The biography itself is not new; it was posted to the DCB site in 2009.)

It turns out to be an elegant and readable biography, and provides probably the best short explanation of just what made Frye a god among literary critics. At the end I discovered it is by Eleanor Cook, widow of historian and former DCB editor Ramsay Cook, and professor emerita of English literature in her own right 
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