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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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The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann

The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann

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(p.19) Chapter 1 The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann
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Science in Modern Poetry
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Helen Small

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317743.002

This chapter examines the perceived antagonism between literature and science, focusing on the poetry of immunologist Miroslav Holub and chemist Roald Hoffmann. It discusses Holub's scientific writings as influenced by his conclusion about the weakness of humanities and contrasts this to Hoffman's writing style and his use of metaphors and analogies.

Keywords:   modern poetry, scientific writing, Miroslav Holub, Roald Hoffmann, humanities

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