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The Northrop Frye Quote Book
Edited by: John Robert Colombo Foreword by: Jean O'Grady By (author): Northrop Frye
9781459719583 Paperback, Trade English General Trade REFERENCE / Quotations Canada Mar 15, 2014
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A collection of quotations from Canada’s greatest literary theorist.

"There is no Canadian writer of whom we can say … that their readers can grow up inside their work without ever being aware of a circumference." Northrop Frye came to that conclusion after a detailed study of the imaginative achievements of Canada’s writers from the earliest period to 1965, when that sentence from his study first appeared in print. Over the decades since then, the statement has come to be regarded as a benchmark of individual and national literary achievement.



The Northrop Frye Quote Book is a specialized dictionary of quotations on all subjects that is based on the thoughts and writings of one person. It is the handiwork of a single contributor, albeit the cogitations of a remarkable one. It is also evidence that there is a Canadian writer of whom it may be said that we can grow up inside his work "without ever being aware of a circumference."



John Robert Colombo has written, translated, edited, or compiled over two hundred books, including seven dictionaries of quotations. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Frye Centre at Victoria University.

Jean O’Grady, a graduate of the University of Toronto, served as the associate editor of The Collected Works of Northrop Frye. She is also the author of the biography of Margaret Addison, the first dean of women at Victoria College.



John Robert Colombo has written, translated, edited, and compiled over 200 books on the country's literature, humour and ghost stories, including Colombo's Canadian Quotations and Fascinating Canada. He received the Harboufront Literary Prize, is a member of the Order of Canada, and is also a Fellow of the Frye Centre. He lives in Toronto.

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