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John Holmes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318092

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317743

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(p.1) Introduction
Science in Modern Poetry

John Holmes

Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter describes how this book aims to explain how twentieth and twenty-first century poets incorporated ideas from physics, chemistry, medicine and other scientific disciplines into their works. It includes a summary of the chapteres that explore how these contemporary poets viewed scientific advances in the hope of providing scholars and students a better understanding of the place and function of science in poetry as well as offering new lines of inquiry for further research into the interplay between the two interdisciplinary fields.

Keywords:   science, literature, modernist poetry, scientific language, scientific modernism

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