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Frye, ''The Critical Path'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

When criticism develops a proper sense of the history of literature, the history beyond literature does not cease to exist or to be relevant to the critic. Similarly, seeing literature as a unity in itself does not withdraw it from a social context: on the contrary, it becomes far easier to see what its place in civilization is (Keesey 284).
Frye wants his critical path, and I want to find it. Now this quote seems to pretty cool. I mean it looks like its all about historical critism, which in a way I guess it is. But its all about the history of the literature. Were still using just content in the criticism, but we can look at the content in conjunction to its place in the history of literature itself. I think. So this form could be in itself a literature historical view. Maybe? I was following along through the critical path of Frye's point of view fine until this quote. I am just trying to inderstand how this would work without looking at the history's, history. How just this 'literature history' would really work. I can see how the two are different, yet I feel that there would/should be some type of overlapping going on at some point. Maybe?

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