Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist Literature

Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist Literature

by Michael H. Whitworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198186401

ISBN-13: 9780198186403

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Beginning with influential aspects of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the notion that Einstein alone was responsible for literary "relativity"; it goes on to examine the fine detail of his legacy in literary appropriations of scientific metaphors, with particular attention to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S.

Overview

Beginning with influential aspects of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the notion that Einstein alone was responsible for literary "relativity"; it goes on to examine the fine detail of his legacy in literary appropriations of scientific metaphors, with particular attention to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S. Eliot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198186403
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Specialist, the Generalist, and the Popularist
2. Things Fall Apart: The Secret Agent and Literary Entropy
3. Descriptionism: Consuming Sensations
4. An Entente Cordiale? The New Relations of Literature and Science
5. Invisible Men and Fractured Atoms
6. Simultaneity: A Return Ticket to Waterloo
7. Non-Euclidean Humanity
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index

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