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The New World

The New World

FREDERICK W. TURNER
Copyright Date: 1985
Pages: 196
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    The New World
    Book Description:

    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.

    ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses 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.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5464-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. The New World AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE ON ITS PURPOSES, GENRE, ARGUMENT, AND SETTING
    (pp. vii-x)

    The fundamental purpose ofThe New Worldis to demonstrate that a viable human future, a possible history, however imperfect, does lie beyond our present horizon of apparent cultural exhaustion and nuclear holocaust. Art has the world-saving function of imaginatively constructing other futures that do not involve the Götterdämmerung of mass suicide; because if there is no other imaginative future, we will surely indeedchoosedestruction, being as we are creatures of imagination.

    To think of a poem doing something like this is to take a step beyond the short free verse existentialist imagist lyric poem which has dominated the...

  4. [Illustration]
    (pp. xi-xi)
  5. I THE HERO

  6. II THE HEROINE

  7. III THE THREE SUITORS

  8. IV THE GRIEF OF LOVE AND WAR

  9. V HEALING

  10. VI THE SHADOW OF DEATH

  11. Back Matter
    (pp. 183-184)