The Resource The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times, Martin Priestman, University of Roehampton, UK

The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times, Martin Priestman, University of Roehampton, UK

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The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times
Title
The poetry of Erasmus Darwin
Title remainder
enlightened spaces, romantic times
Statement of responsibility
Martin Priestman, University of Roehampton, UK
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While historians of science have focused significant attention on Erasmus Darwin’s scientific ideas and milieu, relatively little attention has been paid to Darwin as a literary writer. In The Poetry of Erasmus Darwin: Enlightened Spaces, Romantic Times, Martin Priestman situates Darwin’s three major poems - The Loves of the Plants (1789), The Economy of Vegetation (1791) and The Temple of Nature (1803) - and Darwin himself within a large, polymathic late-Enlightenment network of other scientists, writers, thinkers and social movers and shakers. Interpreting Darwin’s poetry in terms of Darwin’s broader sense of the poetic text as a material space, he posits a significant shift from the Enlightenment’s emphases on conceptual spaces to the Romantic period’s emphases on historical time. He shows how Darwin’s poetry illuminates his stance toward all the major physical sciences and his well-formulated theories of evolution and materially based psychology. Priestman’s study also offers the first substantial accounts of Darwin’s mythological theories and their links to Enlightenment Rosicrucianism and Freemansonry, and of the reading of history that emerges from the fragment-poem The Progress of Society, a first-ever printed edition of which is included in an appendix. Ultimately, Priestman’s book offers readers a sustained account of Darwin’s polymathic Enlightenment worldview and cognate poetics in a period when texts are too often judged by their adherence to a retrospectively constructed ’Romanticism’.--Publisher website
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1949-
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Priestman, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3396
LC item number
.P75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor & Francis
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  • Darwin, Erasmus
  • Literature and science
  • Physicians
  • Medicine in Literature
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The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times, Martin Priestman, University of Roehampton, UK
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315554556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99973212730
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12934762
Label
The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times, Martin Priestman, University of Roehampton, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315554556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99973212730
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12934762

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