Bearing Across, Revised Edition: Studies in Literature and Science

Bearing Across, Revised Edition: Studies in Literature and Science

by Steven Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761823182

ISBN-13: 9780761823186

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: UPA

Highly original and insightful, Bearing Across explores the complex interrelationships between American literature and science in the 20th century. Steven Carter begins this unprecedented work by examining the influence that science and scientific thinking has had on the creative processes of several postmodern writers. Focusing on the literary works of Charles

Overview

Highly original and insightful, Bearing Across explores the complex interrelationships between American literature and science in the 20th century. Steven Carter begins this unprecedented work by examining the influence that science and scientific thinking has had on the creative processes of several postmodern writers. Focusing on the literary works of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer, he investigates the philosophical impact that field and quantum theories have had on these imaginative writers. The second section of the book features radical re-readings of six of Hemingway's best-known short stories as it explores the features of an epistemological model that not only inform literature and science but art and philosophy as well. Carter's interdisciplinary approach allows him to offer a unique perspective that is sure to intrigue scholars seeking an innovative approach to understanding modern literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761823186
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Field, Quanta, Chaos: Fields of Spacetime and the I in Charles Olson's The Maximus Poems; Mr. Duncan Meets Mr. Schrödinger; Jack Spicer's Quantum Poetics; Reversible Syntax vs. Irreversible Time Chapter 5 Complementarity: Complementarity Across the Disciplines; Ernest Hemingway and the Included Middle; Hemingway's Canary for None: "A Canary for One"; Krebs's Zero Summer: "Soldier's Home"; The Odd Couples: "The Sea Change" and "Hills Like White Elepha

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