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Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

John Holmes

Abstract

Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. This book focuses specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them. In a collection of twelve chapters, 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 ... More

Keywords: science, literature, scientific poetry, Two Cultures, Britain, Ireland, America, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318092
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317743

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John Holmes, editor

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