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poetry and aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin.

James Venable Logan

poetry and aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin.

by James Venable Logan

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Poetics -- History -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPrinceton studies in English, 15
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3396 .L6 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination162 p.
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5706175M
    ISBN 100374950806
    LC Control Number70159209

      Linking the works of Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Erasmus Darwin, and William Paley to the theories of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Burke, this book brings an original perspective to the fields of ecocriticism, animal studies, and literature and science by: Writers at the Anti-Jacobin clobbered Erasmus Darwin's poetry as a way of attacking his ideas, such as his opposition to slavery (and to the slave trade that enriched some of his peers), and his conviction that all adult males (never mind females) deserved the right to vote, even if they didn't own substantial amounts of property. That was an idea that would continue to horrify England's upper.

    The career of Erasmus Darwin () affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to me. Noel Jackson works on topics in poetry and poetics, aesthetics, critical theory, and the literature of the long eighteenth century, particularly that of the British Romantic period. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago in His book Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry (Cambridge, ), examined Romantic poetry and aesthetics both in relation to the.

    SOURCE: “The Poetry,” in The Poetry and Aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin, Princeton University Press, , pp. [In the following essay, Logan discusses at length Darwin's poetic merits. To this end, the thesis focuses on the reception of Erasmus Darwin’s scientific poetry. Darwin was the period’s most popular and influential verse science writer. For this reason his initial reception and on-going reputation, traced and analysed in depth in this thesis, shed a good deal of light on the cultural shifts occurring in popular Author: Julia Adrienne List.


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British naturalist, poet, philosopher and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, was born in Nottinghamshire and educated at Cambridge and Edinburgh.

In he settled in Lichfield as a physician, where he often treated poor patients free of charge. He declined an invitation to be the personal physician of King George long poem The Botanic Garden ( The poetry and aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin. [James Venable Logan] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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Erasmus Darwin (12 December – 18 April ) was an English physician. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave-trade abolitionist, inventor and poet.

His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life. He was a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family Born: 12 DecemberElston Hall, Elston.

Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, abolitionist, inventor and poet.

In The Poetry of Erasmus Darwin: Enlightened Spaces, Romantic Times, Martin Priestman situates Darwin’s three major poems - The Loves of the Plants (), The Economy of Vegetation () and The Temple of Nature () - and Darwin himself within a large, polymathic late-Enlightenment network of other scientists, writers, thinkers and Cited by: 2.

rasmus Darwin started to write poetry relatively early in his life, publishing his first poem in on the death of Prince Frederick.

His first major work, an instant critical success that brought him great fame, was the Loves of the Plants (). Four years later he published the Economy of Vegetation, which was another huge success: these two poems were later published together as Botanic. Erasmus Darwin has 90 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Erasmus Darwin’s most popular book is The Botanic Garden: The Loves of the Plants. Erasmus Darwin () had the highest reputation among living English poets during much of the s, through the great success of his long poem in rhyming couplets, The Botanic Garden, published complete in Format: Hardcover.

Darwin died suddenly on the 18 Aprilweeks after having moved to Breadsall Priory, just north of Derby. His body is buried in All Saints Church, Breadsall. Erasmus Darwin is commemorated on one of the Moonstones, a series of monuments in Birmingham.

Writing Darwin formed the Lichfield Botanical Society in order to translate the. Erasmus Darwin, (born Dec. 12,Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire, Eng.—died ApBreadsall Priory, Derby, Derbyshire), British physician, poet, and botanist noted for his republican politics and materialistic theory of gh today he is best known as the grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin and of biologist Sir Francis Galton, Erasmus Darwin was an important.

The Botanic Garden () is a set of two poems, The Economy of Vegetation and The Loves of the Plants, by the British poet and naturalist Erasmus Darwin. The Economy of Vegetation celebrates technological innovation, scientific discovery and offers theories concerning contemporary scientific questions, such as the history of the more popular Loves of the Plants promotes, revises.

To Coleridge he was 'the most original-minded man', but Erasmus Darwin's poetry, which saw man's scientific endeavours reflected in nature, was too much for his time. Jenny Uglow urges a Author: Jenny Uglow. 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 ( Cited by: 2. British naturalist, poet, philosopher and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, was born in Nottinghamshire and educated at Cambridge and Edinburgh.

In he settled in Lichfield as a physician, where he often treated poor patients free of charge. ↤ 1 James V. Logan’s summary of some passages in The Botanic Garden (The Poetry and Aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin, Princeton Studies in English 15 [Princeton: Princeton University Press, ], p.

A s one biographer of Charles Darwin says, there was a “the vein of skepticism in the Darwin family” (John Wehler, Charles Darwin: Growing up in Shrewsbury). A major part of this vein was Charles’ paternal grandfather, ERASMUS ().

He was a materialist who denied the soul of man and taught that “all mental states derive from the motion of particles in the brain.”. So, in seven brief, topically organized chapters, The Poetry of Erasmus Darwin mimics Darwin in offering readers a lively crash-course in eighteenth-century debates around botany, industrial machinery, evolution, materialist psychology, antique mythology and Egyptomania, picturesque aesthetics, and anti-Jacobin politics.

Especially notable are Author: Amanda Jo Goldstein. Linking the works of Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Erasmus Darwin, and William Paley to the theories of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Burke, this book brings an original perspective to the fields of ecocriticism, animal studies, and literature and science studies.

To this end, the thesis focuses on the reception of Erasmus Darwin’s scientific poetry. Darwin was the period’s most popular and influential verse science writer. For this reason his initial reception and on‐going reputation, traced and analysed in depth in.

Erasmus Darwin was one of these "in between" figures. and since he lived early () in the modem scientific era he was one of the first. This older Darwin, the grandfather of Charles, has not been given due credit as a transitional figure in the development of the literature of our scientific era.16 quotes from Erasmus Darwin: 'Birth after birth the line unchanging runs, And fathers live transmitted in their sons; Each passing year beholds the unvarying kinds, The same their manners, and the same their minds:Till, as erelong successive buds decay, And insect-shoals successive pass away, Increasing wants the pregnant parent vex With the fond wish to form a softer sex'.

2 thoughts on “ Rare Book Highlights: plants, sex, and poetry with Erasmus Darwin ” Diana “Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (–) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that.