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In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.

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Professor Herman Northrop Frye, CC , MA , D.Litt. , FRSC (July 14, 1912 January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic, one of the most distinguished of the twentieth century.

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