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The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

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"The Romantic period in literature coincided with two of the most significant transformations in modern history: the Industrial Revolution and, with it, the inflection point of the Anthropocene. Literary critics have shown that much of Romantic poetry expresses an uncanny insight into both of these transformations, including the human and ecological costs of what we now call a carbon-based economy. But was art really capable of making sense of the emerging crisis-or of changing the future? In a superbly nuanced work of ...

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The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life 2020, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226701318

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