Ruins of the Ogdoad: Northrop Frye’s Notebooks on Renaissance Literature

The expansion of the Siena duomo was interrupted by a sudden historical catastrophe; one may wonder whether what Dolzani calls the "evolutionary narrative" of Northrop Frye's ogdoad project was in a more gradual manner blocked by a growing awareness on Frye's part of contradictions between the historical metanarrative of his project and the movement of late twentieth-century history [...]. 

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