Quantum Poetics by Daniel Albright
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Quantum Poetics
By Daniel Albright

Quantum Poetics

Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the Science of Modernism

By (author) See other recent books by Daniel Albright
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Quantum Poetics by Daniel Albright

Book Description

Quantum Poetics examines the way modernist poets appropriated scientific metaphors as part of a general search for the pre-verbal origins of poetry. Daniel Albright traces Modernism's search for the elementary particles from which poems were constructed. The poetic possibilities offered by developments in scientific discourse intrigued Yeats, Eliot and Pound, writers intent on remapping the general theory of poetry. Using models supplied by physicists, Yeats sought for the basic units of poetic force, both through his sequence A Vision and through his belief in, and defence of, the purity of symbols. Pound's whole critical vocabulary, Albright claims, aims at drawing art and science together in a search for poetic precision, the tiniest textual particles that held poems together. Through a series of patient and original readings, Quantum Poetics demonstrates how modernists created a whole new way of thinking about poetry and science as two different aspects of the same quest.

Buy Quantum Poetics book by Daniel Albright from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521573054
ISBN-10: 052157305X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Daniel Albright

Putting Modernism Together by Daniel Albright Putting Modernism Together, Paperback (June 2015)

Going beyond merely explaining how the artists in these genres achieved their peculiar effects, he presents challenging new analyses of telling craft details which help students and scholars come to know more fully this bold age of aesthetic extremism.

Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten, Paperback (September 2014)

Originally published: London: Continuum, 2012.

Panaesthetics by Daniel Albright Panaesthetics, Hardback (May 2014)

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this book, the author addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms?

» View all books by Daniel Albright


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Quantum Poetics book by Daniel Albright and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Daniel Albright close
Putting Modernism Together by Daniel Albright
Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright
Panaesthetics by Daniel Albright
Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright
Evasions by Daniel Albright
Quantum Poetics by Daniel Albright
Modernism and Music by Daniel Albright
Beckett and Aesthetics by Daniel Albright
Untwisting the Serpent by Daniel Albright
Poems by Daniel Albright
BoomerangBooks.com.au close