At last my big book on the epics of the world is out: EPIC: FORM, CONTENT, AND HISTORY. Transaction Publishers have done a nice job with it. Virgil Nemoianu, literary scholar extraordinaire and past President of the International Comparative Literature Associations, says “it is the best study ever composed about this foundational literary genre” and Robin Fox, one of our leading evolutionary anthropologists, calls it “a tribal encyclopedia for latter-day tribesmen.” It can be found here.
Epic Is In Print
- Post author By Frederick Turner
- Post date October 24, 2012
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- Tags Aeneid, City, Creation myth, Death, Epic, Evolutionary aesthetics, Founding, Genesis, Gilgamesh, Heike, Hero, Human evolution, Kin strife, Mahabharata, Memory, Meter, Mnemonics, Moby Dick., Myth, Narrative, National myth, Natural man, Nibelungs, Njal’s Saga, Odyssey, Origin of values, Origins of language, Origins of religion, Paradise Lost, Poetry, Popol Vuh, Quest, Ritual, Sacrifice, Shahnameh, Sundiata, the Fall, The Three Kingdoms, Underworld journey, War