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The Resource Epic : form, content, and history, Frederick Turner

Epic : form, content, and history, Frederick Turner

Label
Epic : form, content, and history
Title
Epic
Title remainder
form, content, and history
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Frederick
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.E65
LC item number
T87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Human behavior in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literary form
Label
Epic : form, content, and history, Frederick Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The epic story teller -- The creation myth -- The hero -- The quest -- Kinship troubles -- Natural man and the Fall -- The descent into the underworld -- The founding of the city -- The history of the people -- Setting an example -- A new medium of communication -- Epic form and epic content
Control code
022071392
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 377 p.
Isbn
9781412849449
Lccn
2012016759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Epic : form, content, and history, Frederick Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The epic story teller -- The creation myth -- The hero -- The quest -- Kinship troubles -- Natural man and the Fall -- The descent into the underworld -- The founding of the city -- The history of the people -- Setting an example -- A new medium of communication -- Epic form and epic content
Control code
022071392
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 377 p.
Isbn
9781412849449
Lccn
2012016759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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