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Against the Meanwhile
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Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date November 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819521507
ISBN-10 0819521507
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Original list price $26.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Mark Irwin's boyhood near the nuclear laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, haunts his poetry. This book of three elegies explores the nature of remembered time and space--personal, historical, geological--against the progression of time--evolution, germination, cell division, nuclear fission, the decay of memory and feeling. This, the poet says, is a kind of "fossil record" of science's impact on the modern world. Entropy (the tendency of atoms towards disorder) becomes a god, a blueprint for possibility. Disorder--frenzy, darkness, chaos--leads to evolution and evolution to order, harmony, and beauty. A star burns and sunlight falls on the world.

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About: Mark Irwin's boyhood near the nuclear laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, haunts his poetry.

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