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Inventing the language to tell it : Robinson Jeffers and the biology of consciousness

Inventing the language to tell it : Robinson Jeffers and the biology of consciousness

Author: George Leslie Hart
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Consciousness and its effect on humanity and the natural world was Robinson Jeffers' obsession. Understanding and explaining the biological basis of mind is one of the towering challenges of modern science to this day, and Jeffers' poetic experiment is an important contribution to American literary history. This study traces Jeffers' creation of the poetics that expresses his sacramental-materialist vision, and it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Robinson Jeffers; Robinson Jeffers; Robinson Jeffers
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Leslie Hart
ISBN: 9780823261017 0823261018 9780823254910 0823254917 9780823254927 0823254925 0823254895 9780823254897
OCLC Number: 883409977
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Robinson Jeffers's sacramental poetics --
Rock, bark, and blood: sacramental poetics and West Coast nature poetry --
The strain in the skull: biopoetics and the biology of consciousness --
The whole mind: brains, biology, and bioregion in the middle period --
To keep one's own integrity: the inhumanist and the crisis of holism --
The wound in the brain: the discoveries of the later poetry --
Conclusion: the Jeffers influence and the middle generation.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: George Hart.
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Examines American poet Robinson Jeffers's concern with the evolution of consciousness and its effects on humans' relationship with the natural world. Presents an account of his development of a  Read more...


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