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The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times

Author: Martin Priestman
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his study of Erasmus Darwin's major poetry, Priestman situates his literary works and Darwin himself within a network of other scientists, writers, thinkers and social movers and shakers. Positing a significant shift from the Enlightenment's emphases on conceptual spaces to the Romantic period's emphases on historical time, Priestman gives Darwin's polymathic Enlightenment worldview and cognate poetics their due  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Priestman, Martin, 1949-
Poetry of Erasmus Darwin
(DLC) 2013020331
(OCoLC)844074275
Named Person: Erasmus Darwin; Erasmus Darwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Priestman
ISBN: 9781472419552 1472419553 9781472419569 1472419561
OCLC Number: 862077189
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Dr Darwin, the everything --
Enlightened spaces --
Texts and gardens --
Plants --
Machinery --
Matter (1): evolution --
Matter (2): bodies and minds --
Myths --
Aesthetics, sex and history: Darwin and Richard Payne Knight --
Politics --
Romantic times (1): Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth --
Romantic times (1): other poets.
Responsibility: by Martin Priestman.

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