By Glen Robert Gill
In Northrop Frye and the Phenomenology of Myth, Glen Robert Gill compares Frye's theories approximately delusion to these of 3 different significant twentieth-century mythologists: C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Mircea Eliade. Gill explores the theories of those respective thinkers as they relate to Frye's discussions of the phenomenological nature of fantasy, in addition to its spiritual, literary, and mental significance.
Gill substantiates Frye's paintings as either extra radical and extra tenable than that of his 3 contemporaries. Eliade's writings are proven to have a metaphysical foundation that abrogates an realizing of fantasy as actually phenomenological, whereas Jung's concept of the collective subconscious emerges as equally troublesome. Likewise, Gill argues, Campbell's paintings, whereas incorporating a few phenomenological progressions, settles on a questionable metaphysical beginning. Gill indicates how, not like those different mythologists, Frye's conception of fantasy - first articulated in Fearful Symmetry (1947) and culminating in Words with Power (1990) - is certainly phenomenological.
With tours into fields similar to literary thought, intensity psychology, theology, and anthropology, Northrop Frye and the Phenomenology of Myth is key to the certainty of Frye's very important mythological work.
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