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The Blind Bookkeeper

(2008)
Or Why Homer Must Be Blind
A non fiction book by

 
 
In 1943, Northrop Frye wrote a paper, left unfinished, on "the state of the world." His ideas of what to expect after the end of the war and the role that literature might play in a time of peace, are the starting point for a meditation on the roles of writer and reader, and what kind of vision is required of them to explore and depict the world. Homer is the archetype of the writer who can see into the future through his knowledge of the past. But how has Homer been read throughout the centuries by generations caught up in the counterpoint of war and peace? And, following Frye's exploration, can Homer teach us to become better readers? Why Homer Must Be Blind/ La cecite incontournable d'Homere is the third Antonine Maillet-Northrop Frye Lecture, sponsored by the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival and the Universite de Moncton. It was presented on April 26, 2008, in Moncton, New Brunswick, as part of the 2008 Frye Festival.



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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Blind Bookkeeper (or Why Homer Must Be Blind) / Le comptable aveugle (l'Incontournable cecite d'Homere)
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-86492-516-6 / 978-0-86492-516-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & Universite de Moncton
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blind Bookkeeper (or Why Homer Must Be Blind) / Le comptable aveugle (l'Incontournable cecite d'Homere) (The Antonine Maillet-Northrop Frye Lecture Series Book 3)
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA