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Darwins Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution John Holmes

Darwins Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

John Holmes

Published November 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780748692071
Paperback
304 pages
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This is a comprehensive study of Darwins Legacy for religion, ecology and the arts. In Darwins Bards John Holmes argues that poetry can have a profound impact on how we think and feel about the human condition in a Darwinian world. Including overMoreThis is a comprehensive study of Darwins Legacy for religion, ecology and the arts. In Darwins Bards John Holmes argues that poetry can have a profound impact on how we think and feel about the human condition in a Darwinian world. Including over 50 complete poems and substantial extracts from several more, Holmes shows how poets from Tennyson and Browning, through Hardy and Frost, to Ted Hughes, Pattiann Rogers and Edwin Morgan have responded to the discovery of evolution. Written for scientists, philosophers and ecologists, as well as poets, critics and students of literature, Darwins Bards is a timely intervention into the heated debates over Darwins legacy for religion, ecology and the arts. The book will appeal to readers for its discussion of the existential implications of Darwinism, for its close readings of poetry, and for the reprinted poems themselves.