Science and American Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Science and American Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries

From Henry Adams to John Adams

eBook - 2012
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Since its origin, American literature has always had an uneasy relationship with science: born at a time when science was becoming a profession, it repeatedly referred to it, implicitly or explicitly, in order to assert its difference or, on the contrary, to gain a certain form of legitimacy. The purpose of this book is to show how scientific discourse informs literary writing, and to consider the relationship the two types of discourse have maintained: mutual metaphorization, questioning or ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781443835466
Characteristics: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Additional Contributors: Ludot-Vlasak, Ronan
Dumas, Frederic


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