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Darwin's bards : British and American poetry in the age of evolution

Author: John Holmes
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
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This work is a comprehensive study of how poets have responded to the ideas of Charles Darwin in the 150 years since the publication of 'The Origin of Species'. Holmes argues that poetry can have a profound impact on how we think and feel about the Darwinian condition.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Holmes, John, 1973-
Darwin's bards.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009415913
(OCoLC)426118971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Holmes
ISBN: 9780748640904 0748640908
OCLC Number: 650241193
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Poetry in the Age of Darwin; 2 Poetry and the 'Non-Darwinian Revolution'; 3 God; 4 Death; 5 Humanity's Place in Nature; 6 Humans and Other Animals; 7 Love and Sex; 8 On Balance; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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