Portrait by Jeff Sprung

Portrait by Jeff Sprung

 
 

In the fall of 1973 I began working on my degree in English Literature at Victoria College i  the U of T. Having read " The Educated Imagination" as a high school student, I recognized the cloud haired older gentleman in the tweed jacket often seen floating across the Vic Quadrangle.

In my 3rd year I was accepted into his course "The Bible and English Literature". It changed the way I think.

A literary luminary whose work in archetypal criticism, came to the world's attention with his analysis of William Blake, "Fearful Symmetry", Frye influenced  everyone in his wake.

His closing words on the last day of class: "I can teach ideas but I cannot teach faith. That, I leave to you". 

Still working on it Reverend Frye.