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Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.

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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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