Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Quantum Poetics by Daniel Albright

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 by Daniel Albright from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521035330
ISBN-10: 0521035333
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Quantum Poetics by Daniel Albright

Book Reviews - Quantum Poetics 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 Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Daniel Albright

Putting Modernism Together by Daniel Albright
Paperback, April 2015
Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright
Paperback, September 2014
Panaesthetics by Daniel Albright
Hardback, March 2014
Evasions by Daniel Albright
Paperback, April 2011