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    Description"With learning that embraces not only the history but the literary evolution, the dreams, and the profound psychic cravings of Western development, with insight, elegance, and uncanny precision that his readers have come to take for granted, Turner's work addresses the underlying delusion, the tragedy, the wreckage of our age, and how it came to pass. We are all in his debt." --W. S. Merwin "It is an astonishing performance and it works--not merely because Turner writes with a grace and perception that place him with a handful of historians who can be called great literary stylists, but because he has an idea going here, a significant one...[A] brilliant, demanding, and important work." --San Francisco Chronicle "This is no ordinary critique of modern civilization ...Beyond Geography is clearly a work of brilliance and imagination, a compelling, disturbing, and uncommonly literate exploration of one of mankind's most basic dilemmas." --Atlantic Monthly First published in 1980, Beyond Geography continues to influence and impress its readers, providing a reconstruction of the spiritual history that led up to the European domination and decimation of native culture that were as rich in mythic life as the Western culture was barren. This new edition, prepared for the Columbus quincentennial, includes a new foreword by T. H. Watkins and a new preface by the author. As the public debates Columbus's legacy, it is important for us to learn of the spiritual background of European domination of the Americas, for the Europeans who conquered the Americas substituted history for myth as a way of understanding life. Frederick Turner is the author of six books, including a biography of John Muir, a personal investigation of the roots of New Orleans jazz, and a study of the making of the American literary landscape. His essays have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, American Heritage, and the Nation.


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    Title
    Beyond Geography
    Subtitle
    The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frederick Turner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813519098
    ISBN 10: 0813519098
    Classifications

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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, REL015000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS029000
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    DC20: 970.01
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    B&T Approval Code: A15600000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 92017569, E101 .T87 1992
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    01 October 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    Frederick Turner is the author of six books, including a biography of John Muir, a personal investigation of the roots of New Orleans jazz, and a study of the making of the American literary landscape. His essays have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, American Heritage, and the Nation.