Questions tagged [northrop-frye]

Questions about the works of the Canadian literary critic and literary theorist Northrop Frye (1912 – 1991). His works of literary criticism include 'Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake' (1947), 'The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance' and 'The Great Code: The Bible and Literature'. His most notable theoretical work is 'Anatomy of Criticism'.

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What is the function of comedy for Frye?

I have come across this quote from Northrop Frye: the social judgment against the absurd is closer to the comic norm than the moral judgment against the wicked. What is meant by it? Can anyone ...