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John Robert Colombo

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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John Robert Colombo

John Robert Colombo, the author of the best-selling Colombo's Canadian Quotations and Fascinating Canada, has written, translated, or edited over two hundred books. He is the recipient of the Harbourfront Literary Prize and the Order of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Frye Centre.

Jean O’Grady

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Jean O’Grady

Jean O'Grady served as the associate editor of The Collected Works of Northrop Frye. She also worked for nine years as a post-doctoral fellow on The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, and is the author of the biography of Margaret Addison, the first dean of women at Victoria College.

Northrop Frye

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was Canada’s leading literary critic and one of the world’s leading theorists of society and the imagination. Among his twenty-three books, and more than three hundred articles and reviews, are classic studies such as Fearful Symmetry, Anatomy of Criticism, The Great Code, and Words With Power.