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The Literary Bible

From the December 2005 Print Edition

Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary and Architecht of the Spiritual World by Robert D. Denham University of Virginia Press, 373 pages, $37.50 Northrop Frye was one of the half-dozen most influential literary critics of the twentieth century, and his wide-ranging mind brought him unusual prominence . . . . Continue Reading »

The Rational Animal

From the January 1991 Print Edition

The Culture We Deserve by jacques barzun university press of new england, 185 pages, $19.95 “I have got materials toward a treatise,” Jonathan Swift wrote to Alexander Pope in September 1725, “proving the falsity of that definition of animal rationale, and to show it would be only rationis . . . . Continue Reading »