In this book the author express more completely than in her earlier studies what were the implications for the poet of a great advance in scientific thought.
Originally published in 1966.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- PREFACE, pg. vii
- CONTENTS, pg. xi
- I. THE POPULAR RECEPTION OF THE OPTICKS, pg. 1
- II. COLOR AND LIGHT IN THE DESCRIPTIVE POETS, pg. 20
- III. THE PHYSICS OF LIGHT IN THE SCIENTIFIC POETS, pg. 55
- IV. OPTICS AND VISION, pg. 74
- V. AESTHETIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE Opticks, pg. 107
- VI. METAPHYSICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE Opticks, pg. 132
- EPILOGUE: THE POETIC DAMNATION OF NEWTON, pg. 165
- INDEX, pg. 175
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