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The Resource The place of fiction in the time of science : a disciplinary history of American writing, John Limon

The place of fiction in the time of science : a disciplinary history of American writing, John Limon

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The place of fiction in the time of science : a disciplinary history of American writing
Title
The place of fiction in the time of science
Title remainder
a disciplinary history of American writing
Statement of responsibility
John Limon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this major new book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have written in an age increasingly dominated by science. He focuses in particular on Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--three highly articulate and alarmed witnesses to the great crisis in modern intellectual history, the professionalization of science. It was, Limon argues, especially difficult for American writers to face this crisis because, since America had been born in an age of expanding scientific consciousness and thus no appeal could be made to traditional, pre-scientific values
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Limon, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ;
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Literature and science
  • Science in literature
  • United States
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Roman américain
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences dans la littérature
Label
The place of fiction in the time of science : a disciplinary history of American writing, John Limon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Toward a disciplinary intellectual history -- Part II: Brown's epistemology -- Romancing Newton -- The locked closet -- A Cartesian plague -- Hume and repetition -- Kant and madness -- Coda -- Part III: Poe's methodology -- Is science deadly dull? -- Is there a life science? -- Undying literature -- Part IV: Hawthorne's technology -- The anxieties of alienation -- The problems of preemption -- Treachery betrayed -- Part V: After the revolutions: Brown and Dreiser, Poe and Pynchon, Hawthorne and Mailer -- Sister Caries, Brother Arthur -- Polar similarity -- The celestial spacecraft
Control code
20318627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521352512
Lccn
89023849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1299520
Label
The place of fiction in the time of science : a disciplinary history of American writing, John Limon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Toward a disciplinary intellectual history -- Part II: Brown's epistemology -- Romancing Newton -- The locked closet -- A Cartesian plague -- Hume and repetition -- Kant and madness -- Coda -- Part III: Poe's methodology -- Is science deadly dull? -- Is there a life science? -- Undying literature -- Part IV: Hawthorne's technology -- The anxieties of alienation -- The problems of preemption -- Treachery betrayed -- Part V: After the revolutions: Brown and Dreiser, Poe and Pynchon, Hawthorne and Mailer -- Sister Caries, Brother Arthur -- Polar similarity -- The celestial spacecraft
Control code
20318627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521352512
Lccn
89023849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1299520

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