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The Resource Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe

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Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy
Title
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye
Title remainder
apocalypse and alchemy
Statement of responsibility
B.W. Powe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye are two of Canada's central cultural figures, colleagues and rivals whose careers unfolded in curious harmony even as their intellectual engagement was antagonistic. Poet, novelist, essayist and philosopher B.W. Powe, who studied with both of these formidable and influential intellectuals, presents an exploration of their lives and work in Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy. Powe considers the existence of a unique visionary tradition of Canadian humanism and argues that McLuhan and Frye represent fraught but complementary approaches to the study of literature and to the broader engagement with culture. Examining their eloquent but often acid responses to each other, Powe exposes the scholarly controversies and personal conflicts that erupted between them, and notably the great commonalities in their writing and biographies. Using interviews, letters, notebooks, and their published texts, Powe offers a new alchemy of their thought, in which he combines the philosophical hallmarks of McLuhan's The medium is the message and Frye's the great code.--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powe, B. W.
Dewey number
302.23092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Frye, Northrop
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Frye, Northrop
  • Mass media specialists
  • Critics
  • Mass media and culture
  • Criticism
  • Humanism
Label
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17549255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9781442616165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865495451
Label
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17549255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9781442616165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865495451

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