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Turner, Frederick 1943-

Works: 65 works in 201 publications in 2 languages and 9,741 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Commentaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Signer, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3570.U69, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Frederick Turner
Most widely held works by Frederick Turner
Shakespeare and the nature of time: moral and philosophical themes in some plays and poems of William Shakespeare by Frederick Turner( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century economics : the morality of love and money by Frederick Turner( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 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
The new world : an epic poem by Frederick Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of hope : a new birth of the classical spirit by Frederick Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner indicts both Left and Right for creating a cultural establishment that is philosophically empty and esthetically corrupt
Between two lives by Frederick Turner( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural classicism : essays on literature and science by Frederick Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 339 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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Hungary's leading poetic voices of the twentieth century, Miklos Radnoti (1909-1944) wrote some of his country's most cherished love poems and political verse even as he anticipated death under the Nazis. This English-only edition presents many of the poems that appear in his Foamy Sky volume and a selection of others dating back to 1929. A good portion of poems were written during World War II, when Radnoti, of Jewish descent, was forced into a slave-labor squad
Rebirth of value : meditations on beauty, ecology, religion, and education by Frederick Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double shadow by Carl Phillips( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction: Human civilization on Mars 30,000 years in the future
The iron-blue vault : selected poems by Attila József( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of poems by twentieth-century Hungarian poet Attila Jozsef, with information about his tragic life
Hadean eclogues : poems by Frederick Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 232 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?"
Frederick Hart : changing tides by Debra N Mancoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Genesis by Laurence A Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biopoetics : evolutionary explorations in the arts( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural religion by Frederick Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 166 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
Epic : form, content, and history by Frederick Turner( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 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
The return by Frederick Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light within the shade : 800 years of Hungarian poetry( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 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
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century economics : the morality of love and money
Alternative Names
Frederick Turner American poet

Turner, Frederick J.

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The new world : an epic poemThe culture of hope : a new birth of the classical spiritBeauty : the value of valuesRebirth of value : meditations on beauty, ecology, religion, and educationThe iron-blue vault : selected poemsHadean eclogues : poemsFrederick Hart : changing tidesApril wind, and other poems