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Science in modern poetry : new directions

Author: John Holmes
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Series: Poetry &--, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the 'Two Cultures' can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain and Ireland, America and Australia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Science in modern poetry.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)788213273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Holmes
ISBN: 9781846317743 1846317746 9781781388341 1781388342
OCLC Number: 797823922
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 237 pages).
Contents: Science and contemporary poetry : cross-cultural soundings. The function of antagonism : Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann / Helen Small ; Cutting and pasting : language writing and molecular biology / Peter Middleton ; The poetics of consilience : Edward O. Wilson and A.R. Ammons / John Barnie ; Poetry, science and the contemporary university / Robert Crawford --
Science in modernist poetry : appropriations and interrogations. 'Strange synthetic perfumes' : investigating scientific diction in twentieth-century poetry / Michael H. Whitworth ; The human animal : biological tropes in interwar poetry / Tim Armstrong ; William Empson, ants and aliens / Katy Price ; Ezra Pould and the materiality of the fourth dimension / Ian F.A. Bell --
Darwinian dialogues : four modern poets. 'Accidental variations' : Darwinian traces in Yeats's poetry / Rónán McDonald ; Making the past wake : anthropological survivals in Hardy's poetry / Andrew Radford ; Reading Bishop reading Darwin / Jonathan Ellis ; From Bergson to Darwin : evolutionary biology in the poetry of Judith Wright ; Afterword / Bruce Clarke.
Series Title: Poetry &--, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by John Holmes.

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