Northrop Frye, 1912-1991

Northrop Frye

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This story of the loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature.

writers are not acts of God; they come out of specific communities and are the individual points where those communities have become articulate.

The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

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