Northrop Frye: A Brief Biography

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Northrop Frye was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec but was raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Frye was the third child of Herman Edward Frye and of Catherine Maud Howard. Frye went to Toronto to compete in a national typing contest in 1929. He studied for his undergraduate degree at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, where he edited the college literary journal, Acta Victoriana. He then studied theology at Emmanuel College. After a brief stint as a student minister in Saskatchewan, he was ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Canada. He then studied at Merton College, Oxford,before returning to Victoria College, where he spent the remainder of his professional career. EVen though frye is no longer with us his contributions

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