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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

Label
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
Title variation
Apocalypse and alchemy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CELBN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powe, B. W.
Dewey number
302.23092
Index
index present
LC call number
P92.5.M3
LC item number
P69 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Frye, Northrop
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Frye, Northrop
  • Mass media specialists
  • Critics
  • Mass media and culture
  • Criticism
  • Humanism
  • Frye, Northrop
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Criticism
  • Critics
  • Humanism
  • Mass media and culture
  • Mass media specialists
  • Canada
Summary expansion
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."
Label
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the juncture of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye in 1946 -- Intentions and overview: Apocalypse and alchemy in McLuhan and Frye -- Presences and signatures: these figures in their ground -- Critical conflict between McLuhan and Frye -- Harmonies in two seers: Orchestrations and complementarities -- Alchemy: synergy in the thinking of McLuhan and Frye -- The lessons of two teachers: guidance and signs
Control code
879870132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442669987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt66g021
  • e72190e3-8ac0-4a12-a5db-6f4c553daee5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879870132
Label
Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye : apocalypse and alchemy, B.W. Powe
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the juncture of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye in 1946 -- Intentions and overview: Apocalypse and alchemy in McLuhan and Frye -- Presences and signatures: these figures in their ground -- Critical conflict between McLuhan and Frye -- Harmonies in two seers: Orchestrations and complementarities -- Alchemy: synergy in the thinking of McLuhan and Frye -- The lessons of two teachers: guidance and signs
Control code
879870132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442669987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt66g021
  • e72190e3-8ac0-4a12-a5db-6f4c553daee5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879870132

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