Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 September 2009

304 Pages

ISBN: 9780748639403

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Darwin's Bards

British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

John Holmes

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Over 50 poems and substantial extracts from many more, showing how poets have grappled with and responded to the ideas of Charles Darwin over the last 50 years
  • Looks at questions such as: Is a Darwinian universe necessarily a godless one? and What is our own place in the Darwinian universe, and our ecological role here on Earth?
  • Covers poetry and ecology, as well as the implications of Darwinism for religion - of interest to scientists, philosophers and ecologists as much as poets, critics and literary scholars