Remembering Northrop Frye

Recollections by His Students and Others in the 1940s and 1950s

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About the Book

This book brings together letters from 89 of Northrop Frye’s students, friends, and acquaintances in which they record their recollections of him as a teacher and a person during the 1940s and 1950s. A number of the correspondents also provide their impressions of Victoria College at the time, where Frye taught for more than 50 years. The letters provide insights into Frye as a teacher that are not elsewhere available, and reveal a consistent portrait of an intellectually superlative, generous, and thoughtful man.

About the Author(s)

Robert D. Denham is John P. Fishwick Professor of English Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He has also taught at Emory & Henry College, after which he served as Director of English Programs and Director of the Association of Departments of English for the Modern Language Association. He has written and edited more than twenty-five volumes on Frye.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert D. Denham
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 239
Bibliographic Info: notes, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6069-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8016-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of CONTENTS

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface      1

THE LETTERS

Margaret Avison      11

Ruth D. Hebb      13

George Johnston      14

Don Harron      21

Don Haddow      25

Josephine “Jodine” Beynon Boos      27

Marie Bond Gardner      32

Ross Woodman      34

David A. Kent      38

Judy Livingston Bowler      41

Donald L. Weinert      42

Doris Mosdell Sangster      44

Kay Brown Dills      46

David G. Pitt .      46

Muriel A. Code      48

Belva Walker .      50

Richard M. Stingle      51

Rowena McClelland      57

Patricia Beharriell      58

Douglas Fisher      59

M. L. Knight      62

David Knight      66

Eleanor Thompson Morgan      68

David Parsons      74

Hugh G. Thorburn      80

Benton Misener .      81

Harry Green .      83

Dawn Wanless      84

James Reaney .      85

Margaret Gayfer      88

Morley G. Clarke      92

Phyllis Thompson      92

Gordon Wood      94

Jean Brown Sonnenfeld      98

John R. Latimer      99

Madeline Lavender      101

Margaret Norquay      103

Grace Shabaeff      105

Diana Ironside      106

Gloria Vizinczey      107

John Meisel .      110

A.M. Beattie      112

Don Coles      114

Pete Colgrove      116

Jessie Adams      118

Holly Down      120

Newton Rowell Bowles      123

John B. Vickery      124

Mary Culley      130

Patricia Broadhurst      139

Lucille McBeth      141

Catharine Hay      142

Gloria Dent .      144

M.H. Abrams      146

Hugh Moorhouse      149

David Hoeniger      152

Joan Eddis      153

Robert B. Edmonds      157

Lee (Oralee Walter) Gage      161

Helen Heath      163

Alison Hall .      165

W. Thomas Delworth      167

Barbara Rooke .      168

Gene Lees      169

Di Rogers      171

Hugh Keeping      174

Ralph E. King      175

Janet Hibberd      176

Ruth Alexander      177

Harriet Armson      180

Lillian McFadden      182

Barbara Beardsley      184

Beth Lerbinger      186

Ernst Oppenheimer      189

Joyce Fleming      189

Jane Schofield .      190

Shirley Jane Endicott      191

Mary Gibson      194

Margaret Ritchie      195

Walter Stewart      197

Anne Kavelman      199

Carol MacKinnon McDermott      201

Evelyn Fullerton      203

Ed Kleiman      205

Sally McCrae      208

Peter J.A. Evans      209

Arnold (Arn) Tate Bailey      212

Margaret Virany      217

Nora Wilson      221

Index      225

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable as part of the record of a great thinker and his impact on contemporaries.”—Alvin Lee, General Editor, The Collected Works of Northrop Frye