There is a grandeur in this view of life...while this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a begining endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved
Charles Darwin
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DARWIN THE WRITER By George Levine

George exclaims that Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, extolled as the most important book written in English during the 19th Century, earth-quake like, rattled the foundation of our arrogant anthropocentric position in our galaxy—the universe. Professor Levine foments the suggestion that, not only does Chuckey’s theory of Evolution rock the Science world of biology, it has literary merit, “Alive with metaphor, vivid descriptions, twists, hesitations, personal exclamations, humor, the prose is imbued with the sorts of tensions, ambivalences, and feelings characteristic of great literature.” The Victorian was an artist, as well as a scientist—Dickens, Eliot, and Wordsworth need to rearrange the furniture and make room for one more in the pantheon of Victorian literary greats. “ As an Artist, Darwin writes with powerful emotional and even moral implications, and his vision of the world is not simply “tragic”, as most cultural critics have argued, Rather it is comic, an expression of awe and wonder in the face of the grandness and beauty of nature, an awe that transforms itself into paradox and affirmative narrative.”

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