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The Resource Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine

Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine

Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science
Title
Realism, ethics and secularism
Title remainder
essays on Victorian literature and science
Statement of responsibility
George Levine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Levine is one of the world's leading scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This collection of his essays develops the key themes of his work: the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, culture and science and the relation of knowledge and truth to ethics. The essays offer perspectives on George Eliot, Thackeray, the Positivists, and the Scientific Naturalists, and reassess the complex relationship between Ruskin and Darwin. In readings of Lawrence and Coetzee, Levine addresses Victorian and modern efforts to push beyond the limits of realist art by testing its aesthetic and epistemological limits in engagement with the self and the other. Some of Levine's most important contributions to the field are reprinted, in revised and updated form, alongside previously unpublished material. Together, these essays cohere into an exploration both of Victorian literature and culture and of ethical, epistemological, and aesthetic problems fundamental to our own times
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, George
Dewey number
820.9/356
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
L48 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Ethics
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Secularism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Ethics
  • Intellectual life
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Realism in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Secularism in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Eliot's hypothesis of reality -- Is life worth living? -- Ruskin and Darwin and the matter of matter -- Scientific discourse as an alternative to faith -- In defense of Positivism -- Why science isn't literature : the importance of differences -- Realism -- Dickens, secularism, and agency -- The heartbeat of the squirrel -- Real toads in imaginary gardens, or vice versa
Control code
298601602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511438578
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298601602
Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Eliot's hypothesis of reality -- Is life worth living? -- Ruskin and Darwin and the matter of matter -- Scientific discourse as an alternative to faith -- In defense of Positivism -- Why science isn't literature : the importance of differences -- Realism -- Dickens, secularism, and agency -- The heartbeat of the squirrel -- Real toads in imaginary gardens, or vice versa
Control code
298601602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511438578
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298601602

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