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The Resource Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher

Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher

Label
Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges
Title
Fiction refracts science
Title remainder
modernist writers from Proust to Borges
Statement of responsibility
Allen Thiher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Examines the relationship between science and the fiction developed by modernists, including Musil, Proust, Kafka, and Joyce. Looks at Pascalian and Newtonian cosmology, Darwinism, epistemology, relativity theory, quantum mechanics, the development of modernist and postmodern fiction, positivism, and finally works by Woolf, Faulkner, and Borges"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Thiher, Allen
Dewey number
809/.9336
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.S34
LC item number
T55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and science
  • Science in literature
  • Fiction
Label
Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip055/2004029232.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-285) and index
Contents
Introduction : prefatory thoughts on two or more cultures -- What the modernists knew about the history of science from Pascal to Heisenberg -- Robert Musil and the dilemma of modernist epistemology -- Proust, Poincaré, and contingency -- Kafka's search for laws -- James Joyce and the laws of everything -- Modernist thought experiments after Joyce -- Conclusion : science and postmodernity
Control code
ocm57391927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780826215802
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029232
Label
Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip055/2004029232.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-285) and index
Contents
Introduction : prefatory thoughts on two or more cultures -- What the modernists knew about the history of science from Pascal to Heisenberg -- Robert Musil and the dilemma of modernist epistemology -- Proust, Poincaré, and contingency -- Kafka's search for laws -- James Joyce and the laws of everything -- Modernist thought experiments after Joyce -- Conclusion : science and postmodernity
Control code
ocm57391927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780826215802
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029232

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