Carl Djerassi wrote a group of 22 short poems at the start of his literary career, a few of which he repeatedly cited in his autobiographic books. While working to the Italian translation of Djerassi’s poems as a completely personal endeavour, I have tried to think of their meaning to a broader audience than aficionados and literary scholars. I will therefore describe the several points of contact I came to find between his novels and poems and some important and often unresolved issues of contemporary life, among which the use of scientific metaphors in common-life talk and the ethical training of scientists and technologists.
Private Words Addressed in Public: Carl Djerassi’s poetry at the science-to-humanities interface / F.M. Rubino - In: The SciArtist : Carl Djerassi's Science-in-Literature in Transatlantic and Interdisciplinary Contexts / [a cura di] W. Grünzweig. - Prima edizione. - Berlin : LIT Verlag, 2012. - ISBN 9783643902313. - pp. 157-167 (( convegno Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies: Carl Djerassi's Science-in-Literature in Transatlantic and Interdisciplinary Contexts tenutosi a Dortmund nel 2009.
|Titolo:||Private Words Addressed in Public: Carl Djerassi’s poetry at the science-to-humanities interface|
RUBINO, FEDERICO MARIA [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|