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Volume 04, Number 1 (1979)

Frye's Modern Century Reconsidered

  • R. D. MacDonald
Submitted
May 22, 2008
Published
January 1, 1979

Abstract

Is Northrop Frye's The Modern Century an expression of the negative Canadian archetype manifested in Canadian literary culture? Drawing on Biblical, mythical, and liberal perspectives, Frye is working toward an ethical prophesy, focussing upon the modern experience of progress. Frye resolves that a world of a more complete identity, of not completed identity, forever lies within us and before us