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Turner, Frederick 1943-

Works: 79 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 11,588 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Festschriften  Poetry  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Signer, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Compiler
Classifications: PS3570.U69, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Frederick Turner
Most widely held works by Frederick Turner
Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century economics : the morality of love and money by Frederick Turner( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Frederick Turner argues that we need a new, humane, evolutionary economics - a capitalism with a human face - that fully expresses the moral, spiritual, and aesthetic relationships among persons and things. As Turner demonstrates, that new economy was envisaged centuries ago in poetic terms by William Shakespeare." "If we should revise our old, heartless notions of economics, Turner asks, must we find a new language for it? The answer, as Shakespeare shows, is no. Buried within our apparently cold language of finance and business are living meanings. Such words as "bond," "trust," "good," "save," "value," "means," "redeem," "dear," "interest," "honor," "company," "worth," "thrift," "use," "will," "partner," "deed," "fair," "owe," "ought," "treasure," "risk," "royalty," and "venture" contain a pattern of moral obligations and social emotions. Personal bonds and hard-headed business transactions need not occupy separate worlds; we forget at our peril that a nation is also a commonwealth." "Using close readings of the Sonnets, The Winter's Tale, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, The Tempest, and Antony and Cleopatra, Turner provides a lexicon of common words and a variety of familial and cultural situations in an economic context."--Jacket
Rebirth of value : meditations on beauty, ecology, religion, and education by Frederick Turner( )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light within the shade : 800 years of Hungarian poetry by Zsuzsanna Ozsváth( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light within the Shade includes 135 of the most important Hungarian poems ranging from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. "Organized in chronological order, the poems are followed by an essay by Ozsváth providing the historical, biographical, and cultural background of the poets and the poetry. The book concludes with Turner's essay on the special thematic and literary qualities of Hungarian poetry, as well as notes on translation practices. This essential volume exposes English-speaking readers to Hungarian poetry's artistic achievement in history and culture, its evolutionary development as a tradition, and its significance within the context of world literature."--Publisher
The new world : an epic poem by Frederick Turner( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set four hundred years in the future, Frederick Turner's epic poem, The New World, celebrates American culture in A.D. 2376. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Shakespeare and the nature of time : moral and philosophical themes in some plays and poems of William Shakespeare by Frederick Turner( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism : the cultural logic of modernity by Zubin Meer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity explores ideas of the modern sovereign individual in the western cultural tradition. Divided into two sections, this volume surveys the history of western individualism in both its early and later forms: chiefly from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and then individualism in the twentieth century. These essays boldly challenge not only the exclusionary framework and self-assured teleology, but also the metaphysical certainty of that remarkably tenacious narrative on 'the rise of the individual.' Some essays question the correlation of realist characterization to the eighteenth-century British novel, while others champion the continuing political relevance of selfhood in modernist fiction over and against postmodern nihilism. Yet others move to the foreground underappreciated topics, such as the role of courtly cultures in the development of individualism. Taken together, the essays provocatively revise and enrich our understanding of individualism as the generative premise of modernity itself. Authors especially considered include Locke, Defoe, Freud, and Adorno. The essays in this volume first began as papers presented at a conference of the American Comparative Literature Association held at Princeton University. Among the contributors are Nancy Armstrong, Deborah Cook, James Cruise, David Jenemann, Lucy McNeece, Vivasvan Soni, Frederick Turner, and Philip Weinstein
The culture of hope : a new birth of the classical spirit by Frederick Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner indicts both Left and Right for creating a cultural establishment that is philosophically empty and esthetically corrupt
Natural classicism : essays on literature and science by Frederick Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between two lives by Frederick Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty : the value of values by Frederick Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Frederick Turner presents a new theory of aesthetics based on the argument that beauty is an objective reality in the universe. He identifies the experience of beauty as a pancultural, neurobiological phenomenon. Drawing on recent work in a wide range of fields--ritual and dramatic performance, the oral tradition, paleoanthropology and human evolution, neurobiology, cosmology and theoretic physics, chaos theory and fractal mathematics--the book describes evolution as a self-organizing, emergent process that generates increasingly advanced forms of self-reflection, and proposes that the experience of beauty is the recognition of this evolutionary process and the reward for participating in it. The experience of aesthetic beauty, Turner says, is an adaptive function that drives evolution through sexual selection. Those individuals most sensitive to beauty survived surface cultural changes, excelled in mating rituals, and were participants in the positive evolution of the species. Turner shows how, as a result, neurotransmitters in the brain respond to certain inherited systems by which we appreciate beauty. Turner also presents the implications for theories of art and literature that follow from his identification of the inherent genres of human aesthetic experience. Forms of art cannot be arbitrary but must be rooted in our biological inheritance. This calls into question theories about modern art, and suggests that modernist culture turned its back on beauty in an attempt to repress and avoid the shame of humanness and our biological nature. This book breaks radically with contemporary positions in psychology, sociology, philosophy, and art, and offers an alternative to present trends in literary and critical theory. It should be of interest to a wide variety of readers, including the artistic community, critical theorists, students of oral traditions, philosophers, and aestheticians
Foamy sky : the major poems of Miklós Radnóti by Miklós Radnóti( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Hungarian and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And sent to work building roads in the Balkans. On the final march through Hungary toward Austria near the end of the war, the guards murdered the disabled prisoners who had not already died en route and buried the bodies in a mass grave. Radnoti's last poems were found in the pocket of his coat when his body was exhumed. The poems are characterized by a strong prosodic form, which Radnoti believed was important to the sense. Unlike previous English translations, this
A double shadow : fiction by Frederick Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction: Human civilization on Mars 30,000 years in the future
Epic : form, content, and history by Frederick Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epic does many things. Among others, it defines the nature of the human storyteller; recalls the creation of the world and of the human race; describes the paradoxical role of the hero as both the Everyman and the radical exception; and establishes the complex quest underlying all human action. Epic illustrates that these ingredients of epic storytelling are universal cultural elements, in existence across multiple remote geographical locations, historical eras, ethnic and linguistic groups, and levels of technological and economic development. Frederick Turner argues that epic, despite being scoffed at and neglected for over sixty years, is the most fundamental and important of all literary forms and thereby deserves serious critical attention. It is the source and origin of all other literature, the frame within which any story is possible. The mission of this book is to repair gaps in the literary understanding of epic studies -- and offer permission to future epic writers and composers."--Jacket
Natural religion by Frederick Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is widespread belief that the world's religions con- tradict each other. It follows that if one religion is true, the others must be false--an assumption that implies, and may actually create, religious strife. In Natural Religion, acclaimed poet, critic and essayist Frederick Turner sets out to show that the natural world offers grounds for stating that all religions are, in some respect, true. Through the ages, various ways have been proposed to resolve religious differences. Some argue for the destruction of all religions but one's own. Others substitute an abstract principle for the real ritual and moral practice of religion. Still others doubt all religious truth and, consequently, all truth. Others accept a kind of pluralistic relativism. This book explores syncretism, whereby all religions are seen as grasping the same strange and complex reality, but by very different means and handles. The idea that all religions are true raises a supervening question: if so, what must the real physical universe be like? Turner approaches these questions in terms of scientific inquiry. There is not enough room in space itself to fit in all theologies; but there may be enough room in time if new scientific descriptions of time's nature are to be believed. Turner argues that in the time-models of contemporary cosmological and evolutionary science all times may be connected and time may be infinitely branched and causally looped so that both forward-in-time and backward-in-time factors may be in operation in the same event. Thus, the fundamental substance of the universe may be information rather than matter or energy. The universe is more like a vast living organism than a vast machine. Turner argues that all existing religions can be shown to fit into this model, which in turn points to deeper implications of religious doctrines, languages and practices. There would be plenty of "room" in such a view of time for a tree of different yet linked religious worlds and poetic language may be the most effective tool for describing the divine. Frederick Turner, professor of arts and humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, was educated at Oxford University. A poet, translator, philosopher, cultural critic, and former editor of the Kenyon Review, he has authored twenty-four books, including Beauty, The Culture of Hope, Genesis, Hadean Eclogues, Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics, and Paradise."--Publisher's website
The iron-blue vault : selected poems by Attila József( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of poems by twentieth-century Hungarian poet Attila Jozsef, with information about his tragic life
Frederick Hart : changing tides by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive testimony to the life and talent of Frederick Hart, a classical sculptor whose passion for the spiritual and figurative aspects of traditional art are represented in both his public commissions and his private work
Hadean eclogues : poems by Frederick Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eclogue is a sort of picnic in words. In this latest book of poetry by one of the leading practitioners of Expansive Poetry, Turner asks in his introduction, "Suppose there could be a poetry, even a scientific description of reality, that left undamaged the principles, the honor, the history and myth, the ritual, the intellectual criteria of believers and unbelievers ... as long as they were people of depth and thought and imagination?"
Biopoetics : evolutionary explorations in the arts( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April wind, and other poems by Frederick Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis : an epic poem by Frederick Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century economics : the morality of love and money
Rebirth of value : meditations on beauty, ecology, religion, and educationThe new world : an epic poemThe culture of hope : a new birth of the classical spiritBeauty : the value of valuesNatural religionThe iron-blue vault : selected poemsFrederick Hart : changing tidesHadean eclogues : poems
Alternative Names
Frederick Turner American poet

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Frederick Turner poet amerikan

Frederick Turner poeta estadounidense

Frederick Turner poeta estatunidenc

Frederick Turner poeta estauxunidense

Frederick Turner poeta statunitense

Frederick Turner poète américain

Turner, Frederick J.

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