The Secular Scripture

The Secular Scripture

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Frye discerns in the innumerable romantic narratives of the Western tradition an imaginative universe stretching from an idyllic world to a demonic one, and a pattern of action taking the form of a cyclical descent into and ascent out of the demonic realm. Romance as a whole is thus seen as forming an integrated vision of the world, a qsecular scriptureq whose hero is man, paralleling the sacred scripture whose hero is God.Northrop Fryea#39;s thinking has had a pervasive impact on contemporary interpretations of our literary and cultural heritage.

Title:The Secular Scripture
Author:Northrop Frye
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1976-01-01


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