Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

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  • Author(s): George Hart
  • Publication Information:
    Ed.: First edition. New York : American Literatures Initiative. 2013
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      From 1920 until his death in 1962, consciousness and its effect on the natural world was Robinson Jeffers's obsession. Understanding and explaining the biological basis of mind is one of the towering challenges of modern science to this day, and Jeffers's poetic experiment is an important contribution to American literary history—no other twentieth-century poet attempted such a thorough engagement with a crucial scientific problem. Jeffers invented a sacramental poetics that accommodates a modern scientific account of consciousness, thereby integrating an essentially religious sensibility with science in order to discover the sacramentality of natural process and reveal a divine cosmos.There is no other study of Jeffers or sacramental nature poetry like this one. It proposes that Jeffers's sacramentalism emerged out of his scientifically informed understanding of material nature. Drawing on ecocriticism, religious studies, and neuroscience, Inventing the Languageto Tell It shows how Jeffers produced the most compelling sacramental nature poetry of the twentieth century.
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      9780823254897. 9780823254910. 9780823254903.
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      915134899
    • Accession Number:
      1045324
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      GEORGE HART. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. New York: American Literatures Initiative, 2013. v. First editionISBN 9780823254897. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
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      George Hart. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. Vol First edition. American Literatures Initiative; 2013. Accessed December 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324
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      George Hart. (2013). Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness: Vol. First edition. American Literatures Initiative.
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      George Hart. 2013. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. Vol. First edition. New York: American Literatures Initiative. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324.
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      George Hart (2013) Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. New York: American Literatures Initiative. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324 (Accessed: 5 December 2020).
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      George Hart 2013, Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness, vol First edition, American Literatures Initiative, New York, viewed 5 December 2020, .
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      George Hart. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. Vol. First edition, American Literatures Initiative, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324.
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      George Hart. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness. Vol. First edition. New York: American Literatures Initiative, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      George Hart. Inventing the Language to Tell It : Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness [Internet]. Vol. First edition. New York: American Literatures Initiative; 2013 [cited 2020 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1045324