Northrop Frye

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Birthday
14, 1912
Birthplace
Sherbrooke, Canada
Death Date
Jan 23, 1991 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1912
Birthplace
Sherbrooke, Canada
Death Date
Jan 23, 1991 (78)

About

Literary theorist and philosopher who was best remembered for being one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He obtained his Bachelor's from the University of Toronto where he also served as one of the editors of the school's literary journal.

Trivia

He never obtained a Ph.D. unlike most of his peers.

Family Life

He married his first wife Helen Kemp in 1937.

Associated With

His 1947 work Fearful Symmetry played a key role in challenging the accepted interpretations of William Blake 's poetry at the time.